- The Prime Minister Shri
Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation Four Refurbished Heritage Buildings
in Kolkata today.
- These are Old Currency
Building, the Belvedere House, the Metcalfe House and the Victoria
- The Prime Minister said that
it begins a nationwide campaign to preserve India’s art, culture and
heritage, and to Reinvent, Rebrand, Renovate and Rehouse them.
- It is with this spirit that
the Union Government has taken up the endeavour to develop India as major
centre of Heritage Tourism in the World.
- This beautiful
triple-storeyed structure is built in the early nineteen century (circa
- The building was handed over
- Archaeological Survey of
India in the year 2005.
- Belvedere House was the
former palace for the Viceroy of India and later the Govenor of Bengal.
- The National Library of India
is housed therein, since 1948.
- It is one of the
torch-bearers of colonial architecture in Kolkata
- The building was completed in
1844 to accommodate the
- Agri-Horticultural Society in
the ground floor and the Calcutta Public Library.
- Victoria Memorial is a large
marble building in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, which was built between
1906 and 1921.
- It is dedicated to the memory
of Queen Victoria
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