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Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum at Delhi's Red Fort

 
Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose museum in Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum at Red Fort here today and paid floral tributes to Netaji to mark his 122nd birth anniversary. 
 
“I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 'jayanti'. 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,” the Prime Minister said.
 
“History echoes from these walls. In this very building, the brave sons of India, Colonel Prem Sahgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan were put on trial by the colonial rulers,” he added. 
 
Mr Modi viewed the photographs depicting a detailed account of Netaji’s activities and the history of the Indian National Army (INA). He also saw some of the artefacts associated with Netaji and the INA such as a wooden chair and sword used by Netaji and the medals, badges and uniforms of INA.
 
The Prime Minister also visited the Yaad-e-Jallian museum that commemorates the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919 and sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers during World War-1.
 
He browsed through the photographs, paintings and newspaper clippings of Jallianwala Bagh massacre and the scenes from World War I about the participation of Indian soldiers.  
 
The third museum Mr Modi visited in the Red Fort premises was a portrayal of 1857 -- India’s first war of Independence. It showcased the valour and sacrifices made by Indians during that period. 
 
The next stop was at the Exhibition on Indian Art at the Drishyakala Museum at the same venue. “To see Gurudev Tagore’s works at Drishyakala is a treat for art lovers. We all know Gurudev Tagore as a prolific writer but he also had a strong link with the world of art. He produced lots of works, featuring multiple themes. Gurudev’s works were also exhibited internationally,’ he said in a tweet on the microblogging website Twitter.
 
“I would especially urge art lovers to visit Drishyakala, which will take you through the finest aspects of Indian art and culture. Works of eminent Indian artists like Raja Ravi Varma, Gurudev Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandlal Bose, Gaganendranath Tagore, Sailoz Mookherjea and Jamini Roy are on display at the exhibition,” he said in another tweet.
 
“It is extremely humbling to inaugurate four museums relating to India's rich history and culture. All four museums have been named as Kranti Mandir. This complex includes Museums on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army, Yaad-e-Jallian Museum (on Jallianwala Bagh and World War 1), Museum on 1857- India’s First War of Independence and Drishyakala Museum on Indian Art, spanning three centuries, with over 450 works of art,” he said.
 
“Kranti Mandir is a tribute to the revolutionary zeal and courage of our great freedom fighters. Ahead of the Republic Day, these will deepen the connection between our glorious history and our youth as well as add to the patriotic fervour among citizens,” he added.
 
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