Shivaji exhibition inaugurated by Sri Yaddityurappa, CM Karnataka

27 09 2008

The Karnataka Leg of Shivaji Exhibition was inaugurated by Sri B S Yedyurappa the Karnataka CM along with the Irrigation minister Mr Basavaraj Bommai and the founder of Maine Group of Industries Mr Sudarshan Kumar Maine .

The inaugural programme started with Mr Sandeep Kumar Maine introducing the Gallery and welcoming the guests. Mr Francois Gautier and Mrs Namrita gautier Trustees FACT invited the CM and the minister on to the dias and introduced FACT the trust that they founded in 2003. The endeavours of FACT including exhibitions on Aurangzeb, Shivaji, Naxalism, Ahilyabai Holkar, Kashmiri Pandits, Bangladeshi Minorities, Sikhism as also the yet to be completed Gun History of India impressed the CM.
The CM felicitated Mr Sudarshan Maine for his green endevour the REVA car and called upon the industry and business persons to follow such green initiatives and include them in their business models.

The chief minister was impressed by the Art and History blended exhibition and promised all support to such endeavours including screening the same exhibition in the Vidhana Soudha and also promised to support in taking the exhibition to the schools and colleges in and around karnataka. He said Shivaji is one iconic son of India that can be ideal hero for the government and the people. Terrorism today is threatening the society and its not just the Government but a partnership with common man that can solve this menance.

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Sri yeddiyurappa being felicitated by Mr maine

Mr Francois gautier and Mrs Namrata Gautier

Mr maine and Mr Yediyurappa

Mr maine and Mr Yediyurappa

Mr Yediyurappa addressing the guests

Mr Yediyurappa, Basavaraj Bommai irrigation minister, inaugurating Shivaji exhibition in Bangalore (lighting a lamp).

Mrs Gita maine, Francois Gautier and Mr Maine(senior)

Mrs Namrita Gautier Showing the CM around the historic Exhibition

Press release Shivaji Exhibition

27 09 2008

Sri B S Yeddyurappa, Karnataka C.M will Inaugurate the Exhibition titled “A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj” today 27th September 2008 at 4.30 PM, Gallery G, 7th lavelle cross road, Bangalore. The much famous and successful Shivaji Exhibition was unvieled first in Mumbai by Mr Narendra Modi along with H H Sri Sri Ravishankar in March this year. The exhibition portrays the qualities of Chatrpati Shivaji and tries to bring the forgotten and rare moments of his life back in to public memory.

The exhibition will be screened in Bangalore from 27th sept to 5th october by FACT INDIA. FACT – India is committed to highlighting the magnificence of India and the threats to its sovereignty.

The Exhibition is blending Art and History. Art by the Rajastani miniature artists in water colours based on Archival records from the GOI Department of museums. History comes to life with the copies of original letters and court documents from Rajastani and Moghul courts.Why Shivaji? Shivaji, was endowed with talents of the highest order and a clear vision, the only one who stood-up to the injustice. He had also an inspiring and endearing personality which spontaneously commanded respect, loyalty and the highest sacrifices from his devoted soldiery and peasants.Shivaji is relevant today because, He embodied all the qualities that politicians should possess, but do not always have: he was just, firm and stood for the weak; he was an honest and able administrator; he confronted the enemy and was not cowed into submission; he was devoted to Mother India, who appeared to him as Bhavani; he was ruthless with his enemies, but spared women, children; he had respect for all religions.

Other FACT INDIA initiatives include Sikhs: the defenders of Indian Dharma, Aurangzeb as he was according to the Moghul records, ASRU: Exhibition on persecution of Minorities in Bangladesh, Pathetic state of Kashmiri Pandits, Ahilyabai Holkar, the Warrior Queen, Naxalism, a threat to the Unified Nation of India.

For more information please write to or
visit us at
Gallery g
38 maini sadan
7th lavelle cross road
Tel: 080-22219275
Here is an online exhibition of the same.

A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj