NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose museum at the iconic Red Fort in Delhi to mark the freedom fighter’s 122nd birth anniversary.
PM Modi also inaugurated the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum – dedicated on the Jallianwala Bagh and Indian soldiers in World War I. He also inaugurated a museum on 1857 – India’s first war of Independence, and the Drishyakala Museum on Indian Art within the Red Fort complex.
The museum on Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army showcases various artefacts related to freedom fighter and his movement. The artefacts include a wooden chair and sword used by the leader, medals, badges, uniforms and other artefacts related to the Indian National Army.
The Yaad-e-Jallian Museum provides an authentic account of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on April 13, 1919. A replica of the memorial erected at the Jallianwala Bagh has also been placed at the museum.
The Museum on 1857 – India”s first war of Independence portrays the historical narrative of war of independence, showcasing the valour and sacrifices made by Indians during the period.
The Drishyakala- Exhibition on Indian Art mainly showcases art works from 16th century till India’s independence. It has paintings by Amrita Shergil and Raja Ravi Varma on display.
In a tweet earlier, PM Modi said he bows to Netaji Bose on his birth anniversary. “He was a stalwart who committed himself towards ensuring India is free and leads a life of dignity. We are committed to fulfilling his ideals and creating a strong India,” he wrote.