Hooda govt to set up Harappan Site Museum in Hisar village

The Haryana government will set up a Site Museum and Interpretation Centre at village Rakhigarhi in district Hisar where remains of the largest city of the Harappan civilization were found during excavation.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Chandigarh | Updated: April 14, 2014 11:57 am

The Haryana government will set up a Site Museum and Interpretation Centre at village Rakhigarhi in district Hisar where remains of the largest city of the Harappan civilization were found during excavation.

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with Chairman,Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development,S K Misra regarding Rakhigarhi project here Thursday.

The Chief Minister said that he would also visit Rakhigarhi on June 12,“which is the biggest Harappan site in India and the second largest Harappan site after Mohenjodaro.” Hooda said a meeting would also be conducted with Union Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari so that all the excavation work would soon be carried out in consultation with Archeological Survey of India.

He assured that there will be no shortage of funds for this project and State government would develop Rakhigarhi as a magnificent site to attract national and international tourist.

He also directed Principal Secretary,Archives,Archeology and Museum Department,Vijai Vardhan to expedite the project.

Vardhan apprised the Chief Minister that the department would engage expert heritage architect for setting up of the Centre and the work would be completed very soon. Villagers have donated the six acre land to the state government to develop a museum.

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