Stadium commemorating Mahara Pratap to be set up
New Delhi, May 9: The Centre will collaborate with the Rajasthan government to build a multi-purpose indoor stadium at Udaipur in the memory of Mahara Pratap, said Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma 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 Mahara 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 Mahara Pratap, who fought fearlessly to regain the prestige of his tion, still inspire the present generation to do brave deeds for the honour of their motherland," he added.
A conference and special Lecture on Mahara Pratap were organised by Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in University of Rajasthan. IANS