7 August 2006

Local Museum

The State and Local administration have allocated a total of Rs.15 Lakhs to the development of a Museum at Tiruvannamalai. The buildings, currently under construction, will be situated on Chengam Road (near Ramana Ashram).

At the beginning the Museum will be comprised of three blocks; namely historical, biological and zoological sections. But depending on availability of exhibits, these classifications may be later adjusted.

The District Collector of Tiruvannamalai, Sathyabratha Sahoo said:

Tiruvannamalai is famous for hills and temples. We can display various historical evidences relating to the monuments along with the descriptions. We have many excavated objects from Chengam Taluk, which can also be placed.

Rare species of plants available in the district can also be displayed in the museum.

We are planning to run the museum either with the help of municipal staff, self-help groups or NGOs.
(non-governmental organisations).

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