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ART AND CULTURE - May 2022

May 2022

Aug 16, 2022

Defence Minister Unveils Statue of Renowned Marwari Warrior Veer Durgadas Rathore in Jodhpur

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the Statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore on his 385th birth anniversary in Rajasthan's Jodhpur.
  • Veer Durgadas Rathore single-handedly preserved the rule of the Rathore dynasty over Marwar (Jodhpur) after the death of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in the 17th century.

World's Highest Railway Bridge 'Golden Joint' Launched on Chenab in J&K

  • Decked with the national flag, the 'Golden Joint' of the Chenab Railway Bridge was launched thereby inaugurating the World's highest railway bridge.
  • To commemorate 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', the world's highest bridge in Reasi district of J&K was decked up with the Tricolour by the workers on this occasion.

Aug 13, 2022

Tamil Nadu International Kite Festival Begins in Mamallapuram

  • The first Tamil Nadu International Kite Festival (TNIKF), organised by Global Media Box in association with the state tourism department, began in Mamallapuram from August 13 and would conclude on August 15.
  • Tourism Minister M. Mathiventhan and Minister for Mini Small and Micro Enterprises Tha Mo Anbarasan inaugurated the mega event.
  • As per reports, in this three-day festival, professional kite flyers from various countries, including Thailand, Malaysia and the US, besides India, will take part. Of the 10 teams that participate in the festival, six are from India and four from other countries.

Aug 12, 2022

ISRO Launches SPARK: New Virtual Space Museum

  • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched a digital platform called the 'SPARK' space museum for showcasing several ISRO missions with an interactive interface. The digital platform known as the 'SPARK' space museum was launched by the Chairman of ISRO, S. Somnath. This idea by ISRO is a new initiative while celebrating the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav marking 75 years of Independence.
  • This digital space museum 'SPARK' has an interactive interface through which users can interact with the site easily.
  • The platform hosts several documents, images, and videos related to ISRO's launch of vehicles, satellites, and scientific missions.
  • The secretary of the Department of Spaces S. Somnath and major Directors of various ISRO centres appreciate this initiative.

Aug 11, 2022

Singapore's Padang Becomes Country's 75th National Monument

  • Singapore declared its 200-year-old iconic green open space Padang, a site of countless events in the country's history and from where Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose gave his 'Delhi Chalo' slogan in 1943, as its 75th national monument as the city-state celebrated its 57th National Day.
  • Located in the heart of Singapore's civic district, the 4.3 hectare Padang is the first green, open space on Singapore's list of national monuments - the highest form of recognition for a structure or site's significance.
  • The large field - popular for sporting events such as cricket, football, hockey, tennis and lawn bowling - is one of the oldest open spaces continuously used since the 1800s.

Aug 10, 2022

British-era 'Phansi Ghar', Corona Warriors Memorial Unveiled

  • People will now be able see the newly renovated British-era "Phansi Ghar" (execution room) on the Delhi Assembly premises which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
  • The Chief Minister also unveiled a 'Corona Warriors Memorial' on the premises during the event.
  • Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel and his deputy Rakhi Birla also attended the event.
  • People will be allowed to visit these two places when the Delhi Assembly is not in session.
  • The 'Phansi Ghar' was used for the execution of freedom fighters. The Public Works Department had started the renovation in September 2021.
  • The historically significant Delhi Assembly also has a tunnel beneath the central hall of the main building. It is conjectured that the tunnel connects the Legislative Assembly and the Red Fort, the officials said.
  • The Delhi Assembly was built in 1911 and used as the Central Legislative Assembly after the capital of the country was shifted to Delhi from Kolkata.
  • The Corona War Memorial was built to honour Covid warriors, including doctors, nurses and paramedic staff, sanitation workers and teachers for their supreme sacrifice and remarkable work towards society during the pandemic.
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