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A pictorial journey through 60 years of Vidhan Sabha

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Vintage photographs on display at 'Vidhana Sabhe-60' in Udupi on Thursday.
Vintage photographs on display at 'Vidhana Sabhe-60' in Udupi on Thursday.

The two-day photography exhibition to commemorate 60 years of Vidhan Sabha titled “Vidhan Sabhe-60”, organised by the Department of Information, commenced at the Royal Garden grounds here on Thursday.

The exhibition showcases rare photographs, including that of the first President Babu Rajendra Prasad visiting the Vidhan Soudha for the first time in Bangalore; the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru laying the foundation stone for the Vidhan Soudha; the Rajpramukh Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar addressing the joint session of Vidhan Soudha in October 1954, and a group photograph of elected members of the first Vidhan Sabha (1952-57).

The exhibition has on display the photographs of all the Chief Ministers of Karantaka from K. Chengalaraya Reddy to Jagadish Shettar and Governors.

An audio-visual presentation of the history of the Vidhan Sabha has been put on display at the entrance of the exhibition. In short, it is a brief pictorial depiction of the political history of the State of the last 60 years.

Kiran Kumar, President of Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC), inaugurated the exhibition. Bharati Chandrashekhar, Vice-President of Udupi CMC, S.A. Prabhakar Sharma, CEO of Zilla Panchayat, Nagendra Madhyastha and Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) were present.

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