Prime Minister to inaugurate Kolkata gallery on contribution of revolutionaries to freedom struggle in India – The New Indian Express


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday will inaugurate the Biplobi Bharat Gallery, which exhibits the contribution of revolutionaries to the freedom struggle, in Kolkata via video conference.

The aim of the new gallery is to provide a comprehensive view of the events leading up to India’s independence in 1947 and to highlight the important role played by revolutionaries, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Tuesday. ) in a press release.

On the occasion of Shaheed Diwas, Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the Biplobi Bharat Gallery at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata on March 23 at 6 p.m. via video conference.

Shaheed Diwas is observed to pay tribute to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru.

The three young freedom fighters were hanged at Lahore Central Jail in Lahore on March 23, 1931. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering at the event, the statement said.

The gallery showcases the revolutionaries’ contribution to the freedom struggle and their armed resistance to British colonial rule. This aspect has often not had its rightful place in the mainstream narrative of the freedom movement, he said.

The Biplobi Bharat gallery depicts the political and intellectual context that triggered the revolutionary movement.

It features the birth of the revolutionary movement, the formation of important associations by revolutionary leaders, the spread of the movement, the formation of the Indian National Army, the contribution of Naval Mutiny, among others, according to the statement.

Thelma J. Longworth