The Indian government will collaborate with the Rajasthan government to build a multi-purpose indoor stadium at Udaipur in memory of Maharana Pratap, Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said in New Delhi on Monday.
Releasing a commemorative coin of Rs.100 and a circulation coin of Rs.10 as part of the Rajput king’s 475th birth anniversary celebrations, the minister said the ministry of culture will contribute Rs.9.50 crore to the state for this purpose.
On the occasion, the minister said Maharana Pratap was a brave warrior, successful organiser and ingenious strategist who fearlessly fought the Mughals and protected his people until his death.
“The stories of Maharana Pratap, who fought fearlessly to regain the prestige of his nation, still inspire the present generation to do brave deeds for the honour of their motherland,” he added.
A conference and special Lecture on Maharana Pratap were organised by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in University of Rajasthan. – IANS