Bhopal:Sunday, March 30,The state government has renamed District Museum, Shahdol as Tirthankar Mahavir Museum. The Culture Department has issued orders in this connection.
It may be mentioned that the state government has taken this decision in deference to the wish of Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Ji and local people’s sentiments. Many years ago important idols and antique items belonging to Jain religion were found there. Then Jain devotees, while handing over these materials to the state government, had urged it to rename the museum as Tirthankar Mahavir Museum.
Recently, Jain devotees has called on Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Culture Minister Shri Laxmikant Sharma and apprised them of Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Ji’s wishes and masses’ sentiments.