Tribute to ‘architect of current Tripura’

The humans of Tripura on Monday located the 111th start anniversary of the architect of the cutting-edge Tripura, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya, right here, remembering his contribution to the improvement of the kingdom. On Monday afternoon, the royal scion, Pradyot Kishore Manikya Deb Burman, inaugurated a picture exhibition on Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya, organized at Chandra Mahal right here. Deb Burman stated the king had initiated a series of development initiatives for the state within a short period.

“At a young age, he visited foreign international locations several times and met Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and different leaders. In 1936, he had been to London and donated a quantity to building a Vishnu Mandir for the Hindus living there,” he said. He introduced that Maharaja Bir Bikram went to Santiniketan to fulfill Rabindranath Tagore and confer the Bharat Bhaskar award upon him. The royal scion said if Maharaja Bir Bikram had lived for any other few years, the destiny of Tripura could have been different now.

“He died at a younger age and had developed Tripura through modern-day technologies. He has modernized and designed the foremost towns of Tripura, like Agartala, Dharmanagar, and Udaipur. In 1940, he had reserved land for the nation’s indigenous people,” Deb Burman said. The overdue king is considered the father of contemporary architecture in Tripura and one of the pioneers of land reforms. In 1939, he reserved land for the indigenous population, later instrumental in introducing the autonomous district council. He additionally built the first airport in Tripura.


The Ujjayanta Palace was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya and became the house of the ruling Manikya dynasty until Tripura’s merger with India in October 1949. Inaugurating an event on Monday morning, Tripura leader minister Biplab Kumar Deb stated Maharaj Bir Bikram had become the king of Tripura and the architect of modern Tripura. “Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya changed into the man who advanced Tripura. He gave equal importance to all elements, and with the right planning, he developed the state,” Deb said.

The chief minister said the king meant to ask human beings from different international locations, like artists, architects, writers, and business people, to visit his kingdom, claiming that in 1972, when Tripura got statehood fame, the exercise stopped. “After the BJP-IPFT authorities assumed workplace in March final yr, we changed the call of Agartala airport to Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, which was a long-pending demand of the humans of the kingdom,” he said. Deb stated his authorities plan to start a bus provider from MBB Airport to Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh through the beneath-construction Feni River bridge. The Cox Bazaar sea seaside is Asia’s longest natural seashore. “The government is likewise making plans to plant timber on each aspect of the national highway until Feni bridge to make Tripura a green corridor, Deb said.

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