Governor Inaugurates Exhibition of Rare Artifacts at Patna University

Governor Satya Pal Malik visiting exhibition on the rare artifacts at Wheeler Senate Hall in Patna on Friday.

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Patna: Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday inaugurated an exhibition of rare manuscripts and artifacts, some going back several centuries, at the Wheeler Senate Hall, Patna University.

On the occasion, the Governor also released a book on the history of Patna University co-authored by Jayashree Mishra, Jaidev Mishra, and Surendra Kumar.

It may be recalled that the university is celebrating its 100th year this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sept. 15th had kicked off the festival in the presence of many past and present luminaries of the university.

Documents going back four or five centuries including the famed 'Jehangir-nama' the famous 18th century collection of poems called 'Kavya Kamdhenu' by Mope Dev, Shukla Yajurveda, written in 19th century, coins issued by first Mughal emperor Babur, rare black and white pictures depicting the glorious history of the university and other art work are some of the artifacts that one could see and admire at the exhibition.

On the occasion, a special first day cover was issued by the Indian Postal Service to mark the completion of a century of the university.

The Governor was accompanied by Patna University Vice Chancellor Ras Bihari Singh.

The exhibition is open to the public during normal college hours until December 15.


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