Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today emphasised while dedicating the newly renovated Ravindra Bhavan auditorium to the people that life is incomplete without arts, culture and literature.
Ravindra Bhavan has been witness to the development flowering of art and culture in Madhya Pradesh, the chief minister said and announced that that a convention centre with a seating capacity of 4000 would be constructed in the state capital.
Bhopal, Chouhan said has emerged as a major centre of arts and culture. He said that the ideological Mahakumbh to be held during Simhastha in Madhya Pradesh would be an unique exercise to give the message of universal brotherhood and human welfare to the entire world.
Extending greetings on the occasion of the Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh, Chouhan said that the State has achieved unprecedented success in the development sphere. State’s economic growth rate is more than 10 percent consecutively for last 7 years. Its agriculture growth rate is above 20 percent for last 4 years. Development has been made in all sectors including roads, power, water, irrigation and industries. These days, state is in the grip of drought due to climate change. State government stands by the farmers in their hour of crisis and would help them come out of it at any cost.
Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Surendra Patwa said on this occasion that in the next 2 years, another Ravindra Bhavan auditorium with a seating capacity of 1000 will be built at a cost of Rs. 24 crore in the same premises.
The evening marked a special cultural function- “Ath Hindi Katha” organised by the State Culture department at the huge Lal Parade Ground here. This song-dance-music extravaganza focussed on Hindi and reflected the rich culural diversity with top ranking music director Rajesh Roshan and the Roshans ruling the stage.