Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday warned that none should "try to spread violence and fear in her state".
Inaugurating the world's first museum dedicated to the life and teachings of 16th century saint and social reformer Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Banerjee said it was an effort to showcase the ascetic's teachings amidst the "prevalent cruelty, clashes or say intolerant situations".
"It makes me feel proud that the first museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu could be constructed in Bengal among the entire nation. We are privileged that this is one-of-its-kind in the entire world," said Banejee, who also inaugurated a rooftop solar power plant.
Banerjee said no one should "try to spread violence and fear in Bengal".
"The museum is the dream project of Gaudiya Mission which will be a reality after its inauguration on August 13. Amid the prevalent cruelty, clashes or say intolerant situations in our society, we wish to showcase Mahaprabhu's teachings and vision and serve the society," Bhakti Nishtha Madhusudan Maharaj, the mission's assistant secretary and museum in-charge told IANS earlier.
The Gaudiya Mission, a spiritual and philanthropic organisation established in 1935, propagates the teachings of Sri Chaitanya and the Vaishnava faith. It has many centres in India and temples in London and New York.
The museum is a three-storey structure built on an area of approximately 1,350 square metres and includes galleries, public utility areas and a library.
Each floor is dedicated to different phases of the saint's life starting from his birth, his marriage with Vishupria, journey throughout the country up to the period after he attained 'Sanyasa' (sainthood).
Life-size models, 3D films, audio tracks and animatronics will ensure maximum engagement of the visitors. The museum has been designed by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM).
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of consumer price index (CPI) inflation data release later this week as investors see the inflation figure as the key determinant of the future policy rates set by the RBI.
The S&P BSE Sensex on Monday closed 42.28 points or 0.10 per cent higher at 40,487.43. It hit an intra-day high of 40,645.63 and a low of 40,336.56. The broader Nifty settled at 11,936.95, 15.45 points or 0.13 per cent higher.
Citing higher inflation, the central bank in a surprise move earlier this month decided to keep the key lending rates unchanged after slashing rates for five consecutive times since the start of the year.
Auto stocks witnessed strong gains after automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Saturday reported a 4.3 per cent rise in production in November, which was interpreted as an initial sign of recovery in the struggling auto sector.
The company produced 1,41,834 units in November 2019, compared to 1,35,946 units manufactured during the same period a year-ago, said a regulatory filing by Maruti Suzuki India.
After showing a weakness in the last session, the Nifty shifted into a range bound action today and closed the day mildly higher. A doji-type candle pattern was formed today. Normally, a formation of doji in a sideways range doesn't show any significant predictive signal," said Nagaraj Shetti, Technical Research Analyst, HDFC Securities.
"The formation of head & shoulder pattern is still intact in the Nifty as per daily time frame chart. This neckline of this pattern is at 11880-900 levels. A sustainable move below this area could open up sharp weakness in the market ahead," Shetti added.
The top gainers were HDFC followed by Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Reliance Industries and Power Grid. The top laggards were TCS, Tata Motors (DVR), HCL Tech, Larsen and Toubro and IndusInd Bank.