Newly opened Pratap Gaurav Kendra (PGK) at Tiger Hills, Udaipur has come out with a diktat banning skimpily clad women from entering the premise. The museum depicting the times and life of Maharana Pratap will not permit entry to women who are clad in skimpy and revealing clothes.
PGK was recently inaugurated by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in the presence of state chief minister Vasundhara Raje and others on Nov 28, 2016. The centre was however opened for public yesterday (Friday).
Giving more information on the diktat banning skimpily clad women from entering the premise, caretaker Om Prakash said that the centre was considered a national pilgrimage centre (‘Rashtriya Tirtha’) and hence they cannot allow skimpily clad women inside. Om Prakash, a senior RSS leader, questioned as to how could one permit women wearing revealing dresses to offer prayers.
Prime attraction of PGK is a 57 feet high metal statue of Maharana Pratap perched atop a hill. Centre also includes a 3D presentation of Haldi Ghati war and a Light & Sound Show along with Live mechanical model galleries etc. With art galleries featuring >300 oil paintings , PGK provides insights into different phases of Pratap’s life.
First ticket for the centre was auctioned at >Rs 2 Lakhs. Om Prakash said that proceeds from the ticket sale will be used for centre maintenance.
The centre tickets are priced at Rs 100 for Indian nationals and Rs 1500 for foreign tourists. Centre will be open from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily with Wednesday being a weekly off.