Wednesday, February 1

Mother’s Wax Museum witnesses staggering footfall since its opening

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Seven lakh people have visited Mother’s Wax Museum since its opening four years ago. Mother’s Wax Museum (MWM) which was named after Mother Teresa was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the dais of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) on November 10, 2014. It is the only of its kind in the Eastern India. MWM has become a star attraction for the visitors in New Town. People visit the museum and as photography is allowed take photos with the statues.One finds great personalities and social reformers of the 19th century including Vidyasagar, Sri Ramakrishna, Ma Sarada and Swami Vivekananda. There are statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore and Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose working in his laboratory. A statue of Sister Nivedita was installed on her 150th birth anniversary. There are statues of Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The statues of Amitabh Bachahan, Shah Rukh Khan and Mr Bean attract a large number of visitors. There is a statue of Mother Teresa as well. The sports arena has statues of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Kapil Dev. For the first time, the visitors at MWM will get a chance to see films in connection with KIFF free of cost. There is a room where visitors can buy souvenirs.

Source: Millennium Post

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