UNESCO tag brings restoration hope for Bihar’s century-old observatory : Newsdrum


Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Aug 4 (PTI) The authorities of Langat Singh Faculty listed here are hopeful that the Bihar authorities will take steps for conserving the 106-year-old astronomical observatory because it has been included on the UNESCO record of vital endangered heritage observatories of the world.

The observatory, the primary of its sort in jap India, was established within the school in 1916 to impart astronomical information to the scholars intimately.

“A planetarium was additionally arrange within the school in 1946. After 1970, the situation of the observatory, in addition to the planetarium, began declining step by step and many of the machines put in there have both been misplaced or turn into junk,” Dr O P Roy, Principal of Langat Singh Faculty, stated.

Just a few years in the past, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had visited the observatory and guaranteed the authorities of grants for its restoration however nothing occurred, he stated.

“Now, after its inclusion within the UNESCO record of endangered heritage observatories, we’re hopeful that the state authorities will take applicable steps for its conservation,” the principal of the institute stated.

It’s a nice second for the school, he stated including that everyone related to it’s proud of the event.

Senior school members of the school are of the opinion that credit score for its inclusion within the UNESCO record additionally goes to J N Sinha, a former professor at Delhi College.

“His fixed efforts for attracting UNESCO’s consideration to the observatory lastly bore fruit,” Roy stated.

Langat Singh Faculty, now affiliated to Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar College, was arrange in 1899. PTI CORR PKD NN NN


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