Paying a tribute to the iconic freedom fighter of India – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 122nd birth anniversary today, PM Modi inaugurated the Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort.

The Subhash Chandra Bose museum is located on the first floor of the Red Fort barracks, the same place where the British had held INA soldiers for trials during the freedom fight. The museum will encapsulate various artefacts related to the life of Bose and his time with Indian National Army (INA). Born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, during the British Raj, there are many interesting and unknown facts about Netaji which will be showcased at the museum digitally – right from his childhood days to the INA trials and his entire lifetime.

 

The highlights of Bose museum will remain belongings of Netaji including wooden chair and sword used by the leader, medals, badges, uniforms and other artefacts related to the INA. Besides this, three other independence-time museums have been set up at the Red Fort with various themes. The 1857 Sepoy Mutiny museum showcasing the heroism, valour and sacrifice made by soldiers in India’s first independence war. The Yaad-e-Jallian museum is a historic narrative of the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre that happened on April 13, 1919; and the third museum showcases various contemporary paintings.

All the museums will provide authentic historic information to visitors with original paintings, photographs, old public records, newspaper clippings, books, etc. To provide a rather immersive experience, they will also feature various audio and video clips, animation and interactive multimedia files related to their respective themes. The Red Fort will remain closed for entry till January 31 for the Republic Day function and Bharat Parv, after which, the museums are be open for public.

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