Now, JP hogs a centre in Lohia park!
DR RAM Manohar Lohia has got a company. On his birth anniversary on March 23, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav would lay the foundation stone of an impressive international centre in memory of another co-socialite Jai Prakash Narain in the vicinity of the sprawling Lohia Park.india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 00:04 IST
DR RAM Manohar Lohia has got a company. On his birth anniversary on March 23, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav would lay the foundation stone of an impressive international centre in memory of another co-socialite Jai Prakash Narain in the vicinity of the sprawling Lohia Park.
Decks for Rs 25-crore project have been cleared and the LDA has swung into action in making preparatory arrangements for an elaborate foundation stone- laying ceremony by the CM that would be followed up by cultural and musical programs. “The project would be given shape on the lines of the India International Centre in New Delhi with the help of elite members from all sections of the society,” said LDA Vice Chairman BB Singh. Some of these VVIP members would also be asked to donate funds for the project.
Spread over 3.5 acre of land adjacent to CSI Towers near Lohia Park in Gomti Nagar, the three-storied structure would comprise an auditorium, a library and a meeting cum conference hall. A New Delhi-based architect has designed the project, idea for which was mooted by NDA convener George Fernandes during the dedication ceremony of the Lohia Park here on March 23 last year.
Initially scheduled inside the Lohia Park, the foundation stone laying ceremony would now be held in the LDA Baradari as the former has already been booked for a spiritual programme. Work on building an air-conditioned pandal has already commenced. Special lighting arrangements would also be made for the Lohia Park where the CM would garland the statue of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia before proceeding for the main function. Apart from Bhajan by Agnihotri Bandhu, other items that have been lined for the show include a dance and musical programme by the students of Bhatkande, a skit on Holi by Vandana Singh and Murari Lal Sharma etc.
Incidentally, this would be the fourth convention centre of its kind in the city.
Of the remaining three while Indira Gandhi Pratishthan is already under construction in Vibhuti Khand of Gomti Nagar, the other two centers are yet to host any event of national leave alone international significance. This include the Scientific Convention Centre at the KGMU mooted by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Antarashtraya Samajik Parivartan Pustakalay Evam Sanghralay in Gomti Nagar conceived by BSP chief Mayawati.