MOU with Government of Karnataka to establish a Museum



The Honavar Foundation is thrilled to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Karnataka to establish a Cultural Museum & Gallery. The formal agreement was signed during the FKCCI Dakshin Bharat Utsav, a two days event held at capital city of Bengaluru. This significant initiative aims to create a comprehensive repository of the region’s vibrant history, arts, and traditions, offering a meticulously curated array of exhibits showcasing traditional arts, crafts, folklore, and historical narratives that have shaped Honavar, Kumta, and the surrounding areas of Uttara Kannada District.

Tourism Minister Shri HK Patil spoke to the trustees about contributing meaningfully to the sustainable development of coastal Karnataka region. Sandeep Hegde, Trustee of Honavar Foundation, shared his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “This Cultural Museum & Gallery represents our deep commitment to preserving and promoting the unique cultural heritage of Honavar and its surrounding regions. It is a space where the past and present will converge, offering a window into our rich traditions and histories. Our MoU with the Government of Karnataka is a pivotal step in creating an institution that will educate, inspire, and contribute to the sustainable development of our community. We believe that this museum will not only be a treasure trove of knowledge but also a catalyst for economic and social rejuvenation.”

The project is expected to be a cornerstone in the cultural landscape of Uttara Kannada District, designed with a strong emphasis on sustainability. From the construction phase to the operational aspects, the museum and gallery will incorporate environmentally friendly practices, including the use of sustainable materials, energy-efficient systems, and waste reduction strategies. The initiative aligns with global standards for green building and sustainable cultural management, ensuring that the natural and cultural resources of the region are conserved for future generations.

The Cultural Museum & Gallery will offer a range of programs and activities designed to engage the local community and attract visitors from across the state and beyond. These will include exhibitions, cultural festivals, and educational programs tailored to various age groups and interests. By creating a vibrant cultural hub, the museum aims to stimulate local economies, support artisans, and foster a deeper appreciation for the region’s cultural heritage.

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