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India National Museum marks 50th anniversary

12-21-2010 08:08 BJT

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Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the National Museum of India. To liven up the celebration, the Musical Instruments Gallery was reopened.

The revamped gallery exhibits rare 17th century instruments.

Amjad Ali Khan, a Sarod maestro, mystified the audience with his performance dedicated to the reopening of the music gallery.

Music lovers turned out in good numbers to witness the reopening and see the exhibition of rare musical instruments.

Around 125 musical instruments have been exhibited at the gallery, which has been divided into stringed, percussion, and wind instruments.

The museum will now be holding regular live performances by classical artists once a month to promote Indian music.

Amjad Ali Khan, a Sarod maestro, mystified the audience with his performance
dedicated to the reopening of the music gallery.

Museum authorities added that a travelling exhibition called "Heritage Himasagar" will also be launched to provide a glimpse of the country's glorious past.

Interactive sessions on history with school and college students will also begin soon.

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