Uniting India: Role of Sardar Patel” - the
digital exhibition, which showcases the integration of India and the
contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai was inaugurated by Governor of
Maharashtra Shri C Vidyasagar Rao today at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.
In his inaugural address he stated that this exhibition should reach to
more and more people, students, teacher not only in Mumbai but also from
hinterland of Maharashtra This digital exhibition, which showcases the
integration of India, and the contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,
has been prepared with the inspiration of the Prime Minister of India
Shri Narendra Modi.
This exhibition is a travelling version of
the permanent exhibition, which the Prime Minister of India had
inaugurated at the National Science Centre, New Delhi on 31st October
2016, the birth day of Sardar Patel. This exhibition, a project of the
Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has been mentored by the Prime
Minister, who spent more than 90 minutes in previewing the exhibition at
the National Science Centre, New Delhi on 27th October, 2016 before
formally dedicating the exhibition to the nation on 31st October 2016.
The exhibition has around 30 exhibits, and
features about 20 different kinds of interactive and media experiences.
It provides visitors with a range of opportunities to engage with
various digital installations which explain the role of Sardar Patel in
the unification of India. Technologies like 3D films (without glasses),
Holographic Projection, Kinetic Projection, Oculus based Virtual Reality
experience etc have been used in the exhibition. The archives include
the accession documents signed by various princely states which were a
result of Sardar Patel’s role in integrating the nation, by convincing
princely states to join the Union.
This travelling exhibition was earlier
inaugurated at Junagarh on 9th November, 2016. After its grand success
in Junagarh it has now moved to Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai and will be
open to the public till 28 February, 2017 between 10 .00 a.m. to 7.00