GEM & JEWELLERY MU­SEUM IN­AU­GU­RATED IN JAIPUR

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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.

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