Maritime Heritage Gallery unveiled by Odisha Culture Minister

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Bhubaneswar: Minister, Tourism, Odia Language, Literature and Culture Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi today unveiled the Maritime Heritage Gallery through virtual mode at Sanskruti Bhawan.

The Maritime Heritage Gallery will provide a lot of information to students, scholars and enthusiastic people which is first of its kind in the state, said the Odisha Culture Minister.

This Gallery is equipped with rare photographs, art and artefacts, antiquities, ports, port sites, ancient currencies, sea routes, ships, sea vessels etc.

Minister Panigrahi highly exhorted the glorious maritime heritage of Odisha, especially adding a feather in South-East Asian economic scenario.

A small booklet ‘The Intimate Encounters: Early Odisha and South East Asia’ prepared by the Institute was unveiled by the Minister along with another Odia Book ‘Lock Down’ written by \ Manoranjan Panigrahi. The new Gallery will be kept open for the public once the pandemic situation returns to normalcy.

Principal Secretary \ Manoranjan Panigrahi, Director Culture Bijay Kumar Nayak, Secretary Odishan Institute of Maritime and South East Asian studies Dr Sunil Kumar Pattaniak were present in the programme.

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