GEM & JEWELLERY MUSEUM INAUGURATED IN JAIPUR
he Museum of Gem and Jewellery Federation (MGJF), Jaipur was inaugurated on September 26th in the premises of Rajasthan Chamber Bhawan in the pink city. The museum was inaugurated by Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Mahendra Singh Daga, IDCA, New York president Ashok Sancheti and philanthropist Dilip Lakhi. The chairman Rajiv Jain, secretary Vijay Chordia, coordinator Dr. Rajnikant Shah and the board of directors of the museum were also present on the occasion.
Dr. Rajnikant Shah, who was instrumental in the museum’s creation, said that the MGJF was formed as a non-profit organisation in June 2015. Subsequently, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the government of Rajasthan during the Resurgent Rajasthan summit.
Shah said it was satisfying that the agreement with the government had come to fruition. He said that the MGJF and the trade would urge the government to provide land at reserved rates for a full-fledged museum. He noted that the MGJF will also provide an opportunity to showcase the heritage of the fascinating story of gemstones.
Daga said that the Chamber will consider the jewellers’ request to arrange for land for setting up the museum. Sancheti The museum will not only be a source of education and inspiration for the younger generation but also for the jewellers themselves. It will also help in promoting trade and tourism in the state. ” thanked his fellow jewellers of New York for having come forward with financial support to set up the museum and promised to fund its future expansion. Lakhi offered financial support of crore for setting up of the new museum building.
Earlier, Rajiv Jain said that the museum will not only be a source of education and inspiration for the younger generation but also for the jewellers themselves. It will also help in promoting trade and tourism in the state.