August 22, 2018
Bird museum coming up in Purbasthali
The village of Purbasthali in the district of Purba Bardhaman is famous for migratory birds. For this reason, every year, the area located on the agriculturally rich alluvial plains between the Bhagirathi, Ajay and Damodar rivers become a magnet for tourists and picnickers.
Taking advantage of this, the State Government has decided to build a bird museum there at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore. Construction will start immediately after the monsoon ends.
The museum will contain details about the migratory birds, including many beautiful pictures and models.
The museum will contain other exhibits too. Purbasthali is the birthplace of eminent people like the essayist Akshay Dutta, poet Satyendranath Dutta and the discoverer of the medicine for kala-azar, Upendranath Brahmachari. Hence the museum will also contain many details about their lives.
A conference room will also be part of the museum complex.