A WEBSITE has been developed for Raj Bhavan with special emphasis on the life and achievements of all the governors of Madhya Pradesh.
Governor Dr Balram Jakhar formally launched it at a function held at Raj Bhavan on Saturday evening. The website’s photo gallery is special as it contains more than 100 photographs of Raj Bhavan at Bhopal as well as the one at Pachmarhi along with their histories.
The url address of the website is www.rajbhavanmp.ind.in and has been developed by Sanjeev Sharma of the Technocrat IT Institute.
The Raj Bhavan in Bhopal was known as Lal Kothi during the Nawab era. Due to this royal association, details of Nawabs and Begums have also been provided in the website along with the history of Bhopal city and the State. Articles and poetry on Patiya culture of Bhopal is also available here. Speeches of Balram Jakhar along with maiden speeches of other governors delivered in the State Assembly have also been included.
The duration and history of president’s rule in Madhya Pradesh and details of advisors & secretaries to various governors are also available on the website.
Jakhar clicked on a laptop to formally launch the website. Principal Secretary to the Governor, Bhupal Singh said at present the form of website is experimental and would be finalised after receiving suggestions from various quarters.
Commissioner of Public Relations Manoj Shrivatava, who was present on the occasion, said an editorial team would be constituted to continuously update the website and include new information.
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya vice-chancellor Prof P B Sharma, Barkatullah University vice-chancellor Prof R S Sirohi and Dr Kamlakar Singh of the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University graced the proceedings.
POETS’ MEET: A poets’ meet was also organised at Raj Bhavan on Saturday evening. The invitees enjoyed ghazals and songs presented on the occasion.
Those who participated in the programme included Uday Pratap Singh, Nawaz Deobandi, Rajesh Reddy, Indira Gaur, Laxmi Shankar Bajpai, Surendra Sukumar and Parveen Saba.
Welcoming the artistes, Jakhar said one can become anything in life but becoming a poet is very difficult. Life has become very complicated and poets help in inspiring people. The programme was presided over by eminent writer Kanhaiyyalal Nandan and Alok Shrivatava conducted the proceedings. The prorgramme was organised by the Culture Department of the State Government.