Monday, May 19th, 2008
EXHIBITION DATES: 18.05. – 21.05.08
Jodhpur Station, Opening with Ms. Kiran Soni Gupta (IAS) and Mr. Chander Mohan (DST)
The Science Express was inaugurated by Ms. Kiran Gupta, Divisional Commissioner of Jodhpur (IAS). Mr. Chander Mohan (DST), Dr. O. P. Arora (DST), Dr. N. K. Kalra (DST) and Mr. Dilip Surkar (VASCSC) attended the opening.
Jodhpur (जोधपुर), is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, also known as Marwar or the Blue City, due to the indigo tinge of the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The blue houses were originally for Brahmins but non-Brahmins soon joined in, as the colour was said to deflect the heat and keep mosquitoes away.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
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