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Odisha State Museum celebrated its 62nd foundation day

Bhubaneswar; 29/12/19: The Odisha  State Museum that houses some of the most stunning archaeological sculptures, armors and ancient manuscripts among other historical objects, celebrated its 62nd foundation day on Sunday.Odisha Governer  Prof Ganeshi Lal has  inaugurate the event.Culture minister Jyotiprakas Panighahi,Commissiner-cum secretary culture Monoranjan Panigrahi,Director culture Bijaya Nayak & Musuem superintendent Jayanti Rath has in the dais.

A gallery depicting the glorious postal history has been opened in Odisha State Museum on its 62nd Foundation Day on Sunday. The gallery is a joint initiative of Odisha Postal Circle, Government of India and Odisha State Museum and the State Government.


Chief Post Master General, Odisha Circle, Santosh Kumar Kamila said the gallery was visualised with an objective to exhibit glorious past of postal history starting from exchange of mails to the present diversified role of postal services.

The gallery will also house different types of old letter boxes along with the one having Victoria Crown, different types of scales and weights, spear used by Harkar (Dak runner), uniforms of postman, a morse machine, old stamps, seal, cash bags and postal stationeries.

“A special exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi in around 60 frames was  held on inaugural day of postal gallery and two special covers on unsung heroes of Odisha – Sahid Baji Rout and Bakshi Jagabandhu also released.

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