DHUBRI, Aug 18 - In a bid to promote the importance of Dhubri�s history, the District Museum has organised an exhibition titled, �Dhubri in the Erstwhile British India: A story through 51 objects.�
In its 30 years of history, the museum for the first time has organised such an exhibition where a total of 51 objects have been selected from its reserve collection, comprising daily use commodities, mechanical and non-mechanical, coins, textiles, stamps etc. �The exhibition which will go on till the end of this month is aimed to bring out the interesting facts related to all objects left behind by the British in Dhubri,� said Mrinmoy Das, District Museum officer.
Moreover, a series of narratives have been drawn to highlight the importance of Dhubri during the British rule, which will educate the visitors about the place.
Among the displayed objects, the important ones as discussed by the curator are a British made and used radio receiver, a kerosene-run fan, the British flag from the DC�s bungalow and an Ansonia Habana Model wall clock.
�Each object has its own story, from the point of its make and use which further opens up an entire world of research, study and admiration around Dhubri,� said Das who also added that the exhibition mostly targets the students and researchers of Dhubri who can learn a lot about the region.
Although the exhibition is held for the first time in Dhubri highlighting the British rule, which was indeed rich from the point of flourishing trade and was the only place having all the four systems of communication, it will also pay tributes to patriots of Dhubri whose contributions remain remarkable in the pages of history. Also events related to the coming of Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Shubhash Chandra Bose will be remembered through the exhibition.
District Development Commissioner, Banashree Nath inaugurated the exhibition in presence of many dignitaries on Wednesday.