Those of us who might have forgotten, the International Dolls Museum in Sector 23, Chandigarh, has been refurbished and is now ready for reopening.
The museum was the brain child of past Rotary International President Rajendra K. Saboo, who started collecting the dolls from various countries in 1983, and he would request every Rotarian travelling abroad to bring along a doll from that country.
Gradually he worked on that and collected over 100 such dolls, for which meticulously, the captions and historical background was put together with each doll.
He also spoke with the Rotarians in Ebingen, Germany, who gifted a beautiful working model of electrical toy trains and on its arrival, in 1985, our Club handed over the dolls and the train to the Chandigarh Administration, who housed it in the Sector 23 Bal Bhavan.
With the efforts of Mr. V.N. Singh, the nodal officer of the Le Corbusier Centre has worked on this dolls museum for past several months to give it a new look.
Rotarians must visit the museum and may be add to the collection by bringing in more dolls from different parts of the world where they travel
This would be the subject of discussions in our next Club meeting on 15th June 2009. One of the senior journalists, Mr. Sarabjit Pandher, a special correspondent with The Hindu and President of the Chandigarh Press Club would be speaking on the subject. Please join in the discussions.