K’taka Raj Bhavan public viewing postponed due to demise of Vajpayee

Prime News, State, (Bengaluru), August 17:-The propsed entry for public to Raj Bhavan has postponed due to demise of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee.

As per official web site of K’taka Raj Bhavan the new dates for the public to view Raj Bhavan is from 1-9-2018 to 06-09-2018.

Earlier, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has stated that the public can view the century-old Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru for 15 days from August 16.

Through Karnataka Tourism Department guides, the public in batches will be given 20 minutes to see the premises.

Vala said, “Raj Bhavan is a very old building. People are curious to see it and so this is our first attempt towards that. People will come in batches for 20 minutes.”

The Raj Bhavan building was built by a British army officer Sir Mark Cubbon between 1840-42, when he was the Commissioner of the then Mysore territories. The building has remained inaccessible to the public so far.

The Raj Bhavan, formerly known during British India as the Bangalore Residency, the Mysore State Residency, or, simply, the Residency, is the official residence of the Governor of Karnataka. It is located in the capital city of Bangalore, Karnataka.

The Raj Bhavan houses a ‘Glass House’, where state events, swearing-in ceremonies take place and a ballroom for state functions apart from the residential area. The 19 bedrooms in the Bhavan were named after famous Indian rivers and mountains.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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