Moodumane family donates antiques to MSRS College

 Moodumane family donates antiques to MSRS College
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Shirva, June 11, 2022: International Museums Day was celebrated uniquely at Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty College in Shirva.

Ramanath Hegde of 76 Badagabettu Moodumane family handed over ancient rare idols, lamps, and other tools used for worship to the MSRS College Museum on Saturday.

The program was organized by the Department of Information and Public Relations, Udupi, and MSRS College, Shirva.
“These are more than 300- years old objects which our ancestors have protected and preserved at home. We decided to hand it over to the College Museum free of cost. It will help the future generation in knowing our culture and history,” Hegde said.

Inaugurating the event, Bhima Shankar, Deputy Regional Head, Bank of Baroda, explained to the students the importance of conservation of antiquities and conservation of the environment.

Kaup Taluk Kannada Sahitya Parishat President B. Pundaleeka Marathe spoke about the richness of Indian culture.

“Our’s is the oldest and most magnificent culture. Even today antique materials are discovered when old buildings are being renovated. They speak volumes about the4 glory of our past culture. Preserving such antiquities is important which the future generation should know,” he said.

In his address NSS officer and historian, Prof. T. Murugeshi defined the museum as a repository of information that introduces history to the next generation.

“The culture of Tulu Nadu is very unique. But the antiques in many of the temples here are being immersed (and disposed of) in the water in during restoration. The work of preserving these has to be done by handing them to the museums. It will introduce them to the next generation,” he said.

Dr. Nayana M Pakkala, Principal, MSRS College, Shivakumar, Information Assistant, Department of Information and Public Relations, and Edric Ajay D’Souza, Manager, Bank of Baroda, Shirva branch were also present.

Vishal Rai, a student of the college welcomed the gathering, and Dishant compered.

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