Photo exhibition postponed

25th Jan, 2022 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Hanumandhoka Durbar Museum Development Committee has postponed the photo exhibition on the ground floor of Gaddi Baithak from this week to the establishment of democracy.

The committee was preparing to display the documents used by Prithvi Narayan Shah in the Nepal Unification Campaign from the second week of January, as well as a copy of various events of the establishment and restoration of democracy.

The government had decided to close all the museums in the capital from last Friday night as the transition to Corona with new variants was intensifying. As the museum is also closed, the exhibition of materials from unification to democracy has been postponed until further notice, said Sandeep Khanal, head of the office at Hanumandhoka Durbar Care Center.

The office was preparing to open the Gaddi Baithak to the public along with this exhibition. The office had prepared tickets for the museum entrance to go to the special exhibition and the throne meeting. The Gaddi Baithak Hall was opened to the public a few days before the 2072 BS earthquake. The office was preparing to reopen the seat, which was closed after the earthquake.

As long as Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah was king, the throne was used to welcome distinguished foreign guests and to present certificates of office. After the relocation of the royal palace to Narayanhiti, Gaddi Baithak was used as a place for the Indrajatra to be attended by prominent persons including the President and the Head of Government. The ground floor below the cushion was used as a place for drivers and security personnel to stay.