Kurukshetra: President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday inaugurated a 4.5-acre audio-visual gallery on Mahabharata and Gita at Sri Krishna Museum here.

She described the museum as a "unique place", where valuable information concerning various incidents of the battle of the Mahabharta has been provided in addition to the display of ancient objects concerning the epic battle.

The multimedia Mahabharata and Gita gallery has been set up over an area of 4.5 acres at a cost of Rs 4.65 crore.

"The multimedia gallery would give the message of 'Karma' (action) and peace to the youth, and show them a path which would inspire them to work for the development of the country," the President said while speaking on the occasion.

The President appreciated that the museum has enough material to cater all sections of the society, as for children, it has 'Chakravyuha' of Abhimanyu and questions as asked by 'Yaksha'.

An attempt has also been made to display the descendants of 'Kauravas' and 'Pandavas'. She also watched an 11-minute film on Lord Krishna.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said this museum would pave the way to portray the state on the international map as a major centre of tourists’ interest.

Hooda said that places associated with Mahabharata would be further developed to attract tourists.

The President was accompanied by Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia, MP Naveen Jindal, senior officers of state government and executive director of the Museum, Varsha Bedi.

Patil is in Punjab and will be the chief guest at convocation of Kurukshetra University to be held on Wednesday.

(Agencies)