The historic State Museum of Tripura is soon to have a sports gallery. It aims to highlight the State’s progression in the sporting field. The gallery will trace back Tripura’s baby steps in sports and will go as far back to the time when the last ruler of the state, Raja Kirit Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur reigned from 1947 to 1949; perhaps even before.
It is sure to add further glory to the State after it was earlier announced that a Bangladesh Liberation War museum will also be gracing the city soon to commemorate the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh, adding to Tripura’s rich collection of cultural and artistic sites.
The inauguration of the museum also holds a significance for one of Tripura’s Gymnastics torchbearers, Montu Debnath. He is India’s second gymnast to win the Arjuna award in 1975. He handed his trophy to the museum authorities a few years back, in hope that it’ll be up and running soon. Years later, that prestigious award which holds immense significance for the rise of gymnastics in the country, will finally see daylight.
Tripura’s cricket team although not strong in the domestic format, people still have a liking for it. So cricket will be part of it, and sportspersons like Somdev Devvarman and Dipa Karmakar will also be featured as they have brought glory to the State.