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Museums on Netaji planned in Delhi, Kolkata

Press Trust of India 2018-02-13 16:54:39

New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) The government has decided to open two museums dedicated to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Delhi and Kolkata, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said today.

Sharma said the museums were necessary to acquaint people with the freedom fighter from Bengal.

"In Delhi, we hardly see Subhash Chandra Bose's presence.

We have decided that through the Indian National Army we will create a grand museum on Bose. In fact, we have also spoken to DDA to get space in Delhi," he told reporters.

Sharma said his ministry is exploring if a part of the 24 acre land with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts can be used to build the museum.

In Kolkata, the museum is being planned in the old National Library Building. The museum will display documents and other things related to four Bengal icons - Subhash Chandra Bose, and writers Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Rabindranath Tagore, and BJP ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

Sharma said three museums are also slated to come up in Uttar Pradesh - a Ram museum in Ayodhya, a museum in Gorakhpur on the city's history and its association with Gorakhdham, and a grand Kumbh museum in Allahabad.

He said work has begun on the three projects.