DHUBRI: Celebration of India’s 72nd Independence Day in Dhubri was marked by an exhibition organised by the District Museum titled, “Dhubri in Erstwhile British India: A story that runs through 51 objects”, selected and curated by Dhubri District Museum Officer, Mrinmoy Das from the huge collection of objects of the British period. A total of 51 objects were selected from its collection, comprising of commodities of daily use - mechanical and non-mechanical, coins, textiles, stamps and other objects.
The exhibition which was inaugurated by Dhubri District Development Commissioner, Banashree Nath, would be held till the end of this month. A source in the Dhubri district museum informed that the aim was to bring out the interesting facts from the objects related to the British period in Dhubri. The curator has drawn a series of narratives highlighting the importance of Dhubri during the British rule which will educate the visitors about the place, the source said. When contacted, Mrinmoy Das informed that the objects displayed were mostly acquired through donations and collected from various sources.
“I have organized this exhibition keeping the students and researchers of Dhubri in mind who can learn a lot about this region, culture, and history of Modern India,” Das added. Das informed that among the displayed objects, British made and used radio receiver, a kerosene fan, British flag collected from the DC’s bungalow (the Union Jack was brought down on August 15,1947, and the Indian Tri-Colour was hoisted) and Ansonia Habana Model Wall clock were most important.
Each object has its own story, from the point of its making and use which further opens up an entire world of research, study, and admiration, Das opined. Director of North East Craft and Rural Development Organisation (Necardo) while visiting the exhibition informed this scribe that the invigorating exhibition held for the first time in Dhubri highlighting the British rule which was indeed rich from the point of flourishing trade, and was the only place having all the four modes of communication.