Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan releases government calendar for 2011-year
Bhopal, December 27, 2010 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): The Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan today released government calendar for the year of 2011 here at Mantralaya. Releasing the calendar, Mr. Chouhan wished a prosperous year for the state. He solicited active cooperation from all sections of society in the efforts for all round development of state. On this occasion, minister of state for revenue Mr. Karan Singh Verma, revenue secretary and controller printing and stationery Mrs. Seema Sharma, deputy controllers Mr. Dev Dutt and Mr. V.K. Singh and assistant controller Mr. S.V. Kulkarni were present. The Chief Minister praised the calendar for its content and quality of printing.
Dedicated to Raja Bhoj millennium year-2011, the calendar contains photographs of inscriptions and temples erected by Raja Bhoj in various parts of the state. The victories of Raja Bhoj in wars and his cultural activities have been illustrated through photographs.
The photographs of rising sun at upper lake in Bhopal, ‘Shivlinga’ of Bhojpur, Bhojshala at Dhar, Vakdevi statue (presently in British museum of London), Sarswati temple at Dhar [Bhojshala], Nadi Devi and Shivgan carved in Shiva temple at Bhojpur, dam at Betwa river near Bhojpur, Shiva temple at Bhojpur, Raja Bhoj coiled snake symbols, ‘Jain Tirthkar’ statue at Bhojpur, iron-pillar at Dhar and Tamra-patra photographs from Betma are other attractions of the calendar.
Besides, the Chief Minister also released calendars without photographs, table calendar, hard-bound diary and spiral note-book. The calendar was designed by Madhya Pradesh Madhyam. The photographs are by Mr. Govind Chourasia, Bhavana Jaiswal, Rohit Tembe, Vivek and Archaeological Survey of India.
Staff Reporter | Bhopal
After hours of exercise, the Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation functionaries succeeded in erecting the Raja Bhoj statue in the Upper Lake of the State capital on Sunday. It would further take a couple of days in permanent installation of the mammoth statue. The 30-foot-tall statue of Raja Bhoj, weighing around seven tonnes and constructed using gunmetal in the fort city Gwalior, was placed on the remnants of the Purana Qila that stands in the lake, not far from the Gauhar Mahal on the VIP Road. The MPSTDC has prepared the statue at a cost of Rs 30 lakh.
A special crane was called from Gwalior to install the statue in the Upper Lake, which reached the State capital on Sunday and the statue was installed with it under expert guidance and supervision.
Though the statue installation caused problems for the denizens as the VIP road was closed for vehicular traffic creating traffic jams at almost all the roads of the walled city, the people gathered in large numbers at the site of statue installation were happy.
The State Government has dedicated to Raja Bhoj millennium year 2011, and the State Government calendar this year is dedicated to Raja Bhoj contains photographs of inscriptions and temples erected by Raja Bhoj in various parts of the State. The victories of Raja Bhoj in wars and his cultural activities have been illustrated through photographs. The photographs of rising sun at the Upper Lake in Bhopal, 'Shivlinga' of Bhojpur, Bhojshala at Dhar, Vakdevi statue (presently in British museum of London), Saraswati temple at Dhar [Bhojshala], Nadi Devi and Shivgan carved in Shiva temple at Bhojpur, dam at the Betwa river near Bhojpur, Shiva temple at Bhojpur, Raja Bhoj coiled snake symbols, 'Jain Tirthkar' statue at Bhojpur, iron-pillar at Dhar and Tamra-patra photographs from Betma are other attractions of the calendar.
Raja Bhoj’s 32 feet high statue established in Bhopal!!
After a prolonged wait of six months, finally, the massive 32 feet statue of Raja Bhoj was established at the ‘Burj’ on the upper lake. From VIP road to the Burj, it took about seven hours and thirty minutes.
Many people were waiting for the statue to be put up and when it finally did, there were sounds of clappings. People had started to accumulate from the morning itself at the VIP road. Even, sweets were distributed on the occasion. As it was a sunday, people came with their full families.
This statue has been set up keeping in mind the Vastu of the place. It has been established in the angle between North and East directions. For removal of any Vastu problem, a pair of snakes(gold and silver plated) has been kept near the statue.
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