Andhra Pradesh

NTR Museum opens to public

Speaker K. Siva Prasad Rao inaugurating the NTR Museum in Anantapur on Thursday

Speaker K. Siva Prasad Rao inaugurating the NTR Museum in Anantapur on Thursday   | Photo Credit: R_V_S_PRASAD

Renovated Peace Memorial Hall houses ancient sculptures

The government alone could not do everything to bring about development and people’s involvement was essential to carry forward development activities faster, Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao has said.

He inaugurated the NTR Arts and Culture Museum here on Thursday. He appreciated local TDP MLA Vaikuntam Prabhakar Chowdary for taking up renovation of the over 100 year old Peace Memorial Hall, as the museum was called till recently, with the participation of all section of people. He termed it an example of what could be done when people support the good intentions of a government.

Mr. Chowdary said the memorial was constructed by the British during the Second World War. “But, over the years, it became a shelter for anti-social elements due to lack of maintenance. The matter was taken to the notice of the government mentioning the importance of preserving the stone, metal sculptures and other articles belonging to the ancient and medieval times. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu saw merit in the proposal and sanctioned funds to turn it into a museum,” he added.

The MLA said that sculptures had been preserved in the gallery which would be very useful for students and historians.

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