Maha:PM unveils India’s first underground revolutionaries museum at Raj Bhavan
Mumbai, June 14 (SocialNews.XYZ) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday opened the country’s first underground museum, the “Gallery of Revolutionaries” – “Revolution Saga” – at Maharashtra Raj Bhavan.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that knowingly or unknowingly, we limit India’s independence to a few incidents, where the struggle involved the “tapasya” (penance) of countless people and the collective impact many bodies at the local level was national. .
“The means were different but the resolution was the same,” added the Prime Minister. He noted that regardless of social, family or ideological roles, the place of the movement, whether within the country or abroad, the goal was one – full independence for India” , Modi said.
The Prime Minister recalled the multi-colored contribution of stalwarts like Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Damodar Hari Chapekar and Vishnu Hari Chapekar (Chapekar Brothers), Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bhikaiji Rustom Cama (Madame Cama), etc.
He pointed out that the struggle for Indian freedom extends locally and globally, and that “this spirit from the local to the global is the basis of our ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’, citing the examples of the Gadar party, Azad Hind Fauj of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and India House of Shyamji Krishna Varma.
Frowning at “the indifference to unsung heroes that has gone on for a very long time”, the Prime Minister lamented that the remains of great freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma had waited so long to reach India until this that he (Modi) himself brought them back to India a few years ago. .
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that just 3 months ago the President inaugurated Raj Bhavan’s Darbar Hall and today the Prime Minister came to unveil the gallery revolutionaries.
“The inauguration of the Kranti Gatha is not just a coincidence but a great moment to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. The question arises whether we could have enjoyed this freedom if not “There hadn’t been the supreme sacrifices, the sufferings of freedom. We got freedom by fighting for it, and now we have to cherish it,” Thackeray said.
Attending the occasion were Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and other prominent dignitaries.
The Revolutionaries’ Gallery appeared in a pre-WW1 British-era bunker discovered by the then Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao, in 2016.
With 13 large and small chambers, adequate lighting and other facilities, it was previously used by British rulers as a secret storage depot for arms and ammunition.
It was decided to retain and renovate the underground bunker in 2019 and convert it into the first museum of its kind dedicated to Maharashtra’s revolutionaries and freedom fighters.