Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture (Independent charge), on March 4, 2019 inaugurated ‘Azaadi ke Diwane’ museum at Red Fort, Delhi .
- It has been created by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the museum is within the Red Fort complex which pays homage to all the unsung heroes of freedom struggle of the nation, who would have otherwise been merged away in forgetfulness.
- The museum is fifth in the series of recently inaugurated museums in the Red Fort Complex – others being, Subhash Chandra Bose and INA museum, Yaad-e-Jallian museum, Museum on 1857 – India’s first war of Independence and Drishyakala – Museum on Indian Art.
- The ‘Azaadi ke Diwane’ museum talks about the sacrifices of great freedom fighters. It pays tribute to the selfless sacrifices of the revolutionaries, brave female freedom fighters and valiant children.
- The Minister said that the new museum ‘Azaadi ke Diwane’ is started in the series of Kranti Mandir to inspire the younger generation and letting them know the cost of freedom that the great fighters achieve by sacrificing their life.
Other Museums at Red Fort
- Earlier, on 23rd January 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the Subhash Chandra Bose and Indian National Army (INA) museum at Red Fort, Delhi.
- The museum not only provides a detailed account of Netaji’s life and the history of Indian National Army (INA) but also showcases various valuable artefacts related to both.
- The Prime Minister on his visit to Red Fort Complex on 23rd January 2019, visited all these museums and gave his tribute to the memory of brave freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the nation. The Red Fort Complex also houses other museums – the Yaad-e-Jallian museum, the Museum on 1857- India’s first war of Independence and the Drishyakala- Museumon Indian Art.
- The Yaad-e-Jallian museum provides an authentic account of Jallianwala Bagh massacre that happened on April 13th, 1919. The museum also showcases heroism, valour and sacrifices made by Indian soldiers during World War-I.
- The Museum on 1857- India’s first war of Independence portrays the historical narrative of 1857 war of independence, showcasing the valour and sacrifices made by Indians during the period while the Drishyakala- Museum on Indian Art showcases Indian art works from 16th century till India’s independence.