New Delhi: Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort. The inauguration is scheduled today to mark the 122nd birth anniversary of the veteran leader, as per reports.
A statement from Modi’s office says that besides the inauguration ceremony, PM Modi is also scheduled to visit 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.
There have been reports that the museum on Bose and the Indian National Army showcases various artefacts related to Subhash Chandra Bose and INA. These artefacts inside the museum include a wooden chair and sword used by the leader. Various other artefacts are medals, badges, uniforms etc.
“The museum provides a detailed account of Subhash Chandra Bose and the history of Indian National Army. It also showcases various artefacts related to Bose and INA. The artefacts include a wooden chair and sword used by Netaji, medals, badges, uniforms and other artefacts related to INA,” a press release said.
The Yaad-e-Jallian Museum provides an authentic account of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that happened on April 13, 1919. The local sources say that the museum will also showcase the heroism, valour and sacrifices that the Indian soldiers made during the World War-I.
The Museum on 1857-India’s first war of Independence portrays the historical narrative of the 1857 war of independence, showcasing the valour and sacrifices made by Indians during the period.
The Drishyakala- Exhibition on Indian Art showcases artworks from 16th century till India’s independence.
Earlier in December 2018, three islands of the Andaman group were renamed as Bose visited the Andamans as the commander of the Azad Hind Fauj (INA) in December 1943. The Ross Island has been named as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep, as per reports.