Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort in New Delhi, to mark the 122nd birth anniversary of the freedom fighter. In a tribute to Netaji, the prime minister also visited 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.
The museum contains some interesting and unknown facts about Netaji – right from his childhood days to documenting the Indian National Army (INA) trials. The Bose museum showcases various artefacts related to Netaji including the wooden chair and sword used by the leader, medals, badges, uniforms and other artefacts related to the INA.
Remembering Bose on his birth anniversary, Modi called him a “stalwart who committed himself towards ensuring India is free and leads a life of dignity.” “I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. We are committed to fulfilling his ideas and creating a strong India,” he wrote on Twitter.
On the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three museums in Delhi. Read highlights in Bangla
Yaad-e-Jallian Museum a mirror to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre
The Yaad-e-Jallian Museum provides an authentic account of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that happened on April 13, 1919. The museum showcases the heroism, valour and sacrifices made by Indian soldiers during the World War-I.
Museum will add to the patriotic fervour among citizens: PM Modi
These museums being inaugurated today will deepen the connect between our glorious history and our youth as well as add to the patriotic fervour among citizens.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2019
Three islands renamed after Bose in Andaman & Nicobar
The museum inauguration comes weeks after the government renamed three Andaman islands after Bose. The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will now be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively.
The PM also released a commemorative stamp, its first-day cover and a Rs 75 coin on this special day. While addressing the public, Modi announced setting up of a deemed university after Netaji.