Uttarakhand’s first art gallery to come up in Doon
Dehradun: A world class art gallery is being built in the city to showcase and preserve the state’s natural and cultural heritage.
After laying the foundation stone of the state’s first art gallery at the MDDA complex near clock tower chowk here last evening, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said it will not only help showcase the natural beauty of the state and its rich cultural heritage but also bring art lovers of the state on a common platform.
Being built over an area of 5,000 square feet at an estimated cost of 1.25 crore, construction of the art gallery will be completed in four months.
“Through the medium of art we can tell the world what rare gifts nature has bestowed upon Uttarakhand and through this art gallery we can acquaint the world with our natural and cultural heritage.
“By laying the foundation stone of a world class art gallery we have made a small beginning in that direction,” the Chief Minister said.
It will also help in bringing the art lovers of the state closer by providing them a common platform to showcase their skills, Rawat said and also invited suggestions from them on how to equip the art gallery in a better way.