Remembering ‘Netaji’: PM Inaugurates Museum at Red Fort

Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort today (23rd January) to mark the leader's 122nd birthday.

Subhash Chandra Bose was one of the most notable and famous freedom fighters of India. He was born on 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa to Prabhavati Devi and Janakinath Bose. He was the 9th child among 8 brothers and 6 sisters. He was a charismatic influencer amongst the youth and got the nickname ‘Netaji’ for setting up and leading the Indian National Army during India’s struggle for independence.

According to a statement released by PMO, Modi will be visiting the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum, (museum on the Jallianwala Bagh and World War I) and the Museum on 1857- India's first war of Independence and Drishyakala-Museum on Indian Art at the same place. These museums were inaugurated by the Prime Minister just few days ahead of Republic day celebrations.

The museum on Subhash Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army will exhibit various artifacts related to this great freedom fighter as well as INA. The artifacts will include wooden chair and sword used by Bose along with badges, medals, uniforms and other artifacts related to the INA.

Visitors will also be able to see a documentary on Netaji and the Indian National Army to understand the idea of the freedom fighter. And for this purpose, actor Abhishek Bachchan has given a voiceover.

The Yaad-e-Jallian Museum will provide a genuine account of the Jallianwala Bagh slaughter that took place on 13th April 1919. The museum will also exhibit the heroism, valour and sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers during the World War-I.

The Museum on India's first war of Independence held in 1857 depicts the historical story of 1857 war of freedom, showcasing the bravery and sacrifices made by Indian people at that period.

The Drishyakala- fair on Indian Art displays art works from the 16th century till India's independence.

The motive behind the museums was to give tourists and visitors an enchanting experience with beautiful paintings, photographs, ancient public records, newspaper clippings, audio and video clips and multimedia.

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