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Inauguration Ceremony

The grand opening of this museum by India's the Hon. Lal Krishna Advani, Deputy Prime Minister & Home Minister ( 1998 to 2004 ) took place on Saturday 24 July 2004. What a day!

About 10,000 children and six continental floats ( prepared by school children ) formed a carnival through the city. Large flags of 91 countries were put up on both sides of the road of the entire route. About 1000 banners of Rotary Midtown Dolls Museum were placed in all the main areas of the city.


To celebrate a “United World”, all the children were given small flags of different countries to wave throughout the event. Children who participated in this carnival were given free entry tickets to the Museum. A police band accompanied them all along the route. Seven "continent kids" were dressed in ethnic doll dresses similar to the dresses of dolls originally received.

Children in Ethnic dresses
18 national TV channels covered the event. 12 local channels showed the event live in the city. 28 newspapers covered before and after the event.
Mr.Advani said in his speech that he has inaugurated many projects, but there are few which really serves people & they can enjoy, this is the ONE.
Amongst other dignitaries, Finance Minister of Gujarat State,
Tourism Minister of Gujarat State, and the District Governor remained present. Also about & 250+Rotarians were present from different Rotary Clubs.
» What a great day for Rotary to pay a grand tribute to those entire 550 Rotary Clubs of 91 countries that has already sent a doll.
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