Kathmandu, April 25
Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari today inaugurated an exhibition room which has been given the name “Bhagnawasheshbata Punarutthan”, meaning ‘resurgence from the rubbles’ in English, amidst a programme at the local Hanumandhoka Museum today.
The structure was constructed by the Hanumandhoka Durbar Museum Development Committee. On the occasion, the Minister said the restoration of the earthquake-damaged heritages of archaeological importance would take place by the next one year.
Admitting that the post-quake reconstruction drive failed to take a pace, he said it was a matter of concern that historic Dharahara and Kasthamandap were yet to be rebuilt. The Minister expressed his hope that the incumbent government would be able to accelerate the rebuild efforts it had permanency for five years, adding the opposition would be taken together in such efforts.
Kathmandu Metropolis mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya who was also present on the occasion said the reconstruction drive failed to see an expected progress.
Culture expert Satyamohan Joshi insisted on the need of reconstructing cultural heritages gifted to us by our ancestors on time and protecting such antique property for the future generation.
The structure set up at the cost of around Rs. 2.8 million displays photos of earthquake destruction and post-quake rescue works.
On the occasion, Minister Adhikari unveiled the idol of the historic king of Malla dynasty, Pratap Malla, rebuilt at the Hanuman Dhoka. The idol that was brought down to the earth by the 2015 April quake was restored by Mangalbazar based artists Shyam Dangol and his son Kapil Dangol.