Kolkata: The history of Bengal has come alive at the Eco Park in New Town, through the Sculpture Garden on History of Bengal, which was inaugurated by the Urban Development Minister.
The nature park is the idea of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it was her idea to convert the huge area surrounding a lake into Eco Park, which she formally named Prakriti Tirtha.
The sculpture garden is meant to celebrate the glorious legacy of the history and culture of Bengal. Young and talented artistes have made beautiful life-like relief sculptures. The garden would also host daily 45-minute light-and-sound shows in English and Bengali in the evenings.
The murals depict personalities, events and time periods intrinsically linked with Bengal. They are titled as the following: Shri Chaitanya and the Middle Age Renaissance of Bengal; The Battle of Plassey; Shri Aurobindo – India and International Spiritualism; Satyajit Ray and his World; Santhal Rebellion; Ram Mohun Roy and the Renaissance of Bengal; Swami Vivekananda – Call of Youth and his Activities; Anandamath – Bankim Chandra, The Awakening of Bengal and India; Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose – Azad Hind Fauj and his Revolution; From Lalan Fakir to Kazi Nazrul Islam – A Different Spirit of Revolution and Culture; Rabindranath Tagore – Viswabharati Movement.