Freedom Struggle Current Affairs - 2019

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Punjab CM dedicates 3rd phase of ‘Jung-E-Azadi’ memorial to victims of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh dedicated 3rd phase of ‘Jung-E-Azadi’ memorial to people who were killed in Jallianwala Bagh massacre and unsung heroes who were incarcerated in Andaman Cellular jail during freedom struggle.

On the occasion, Punjab’s chief minister also digitally launched number of other projects for Jalandhar district, as part of Rs.450 crore worth of development and welfare projects inaugurated across state.

About ‘Jung-E-Azadi’ Memorial

It is a memorial and museum being built in Kartarpur, near Jalandhar city of Punjab. It is built in memory of sacrifices and contribution made by community of Punjabi’s in Indian independence movement.

On 19 October 2014, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal laid foundation stone of Jang-e-Azadi memorial, and actual work started on 26 March 2015 which still continues.

Significance: The memorial would go a long way in spreading awareness among younger generations about glorious past of India as well as sacrifices made by numerous people who fought to free Indians from British rule.

The 1st and 2nd phase of memorial had been constructed at a cost of Rs.290 crore and Rs.20 crore was dedicated by CM to 3rd phase of Jung-E-Azadi memorial.

Initiatives by Punjab Government:

Punjab government’s ‘Connect with Your Roots’ programme, helps youth visiting as part of programme to personally see rich cultural legacy of state at Jung-E-Azadi Memorial, Partition Museum, Amritsar and Virasat-E-Khalsa, Sri Anandpur Sahib and many more.

While underlining the need to connect youth with glorious legacy of national freedom struggle and to imbue youth with a spirit of nationalism and patriotism, Punjab CM also acknowledged that maximum schools students could be brought to Jung-E-Azadi memorial so that they could be properly educated and sensitised about nation’s journey to independence.

Azaadi ke Diwane Museum Inaugurated at Red Fort

The ‘Azaadi ke Diwane’ museum dedicated to the unsung heroes of the country’s freedom struggle was inaugurated at the Red Fort premises.

Azaadi ke Diwane Museum

  • The Museum is built by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
  • The Museum pays homage to hundreds of freedom fighters who do not find mention in popular culture.
  • The Museum has attempted to document these unsung hero’s contributions to India’s Freedom Struggle.
  • The Museum pays tribute to the selfless sacrifices of the revolutionaries, brave women freedom fighters and valiant children.
  • The Museum is part of Kranti Mandir Series to inspire the younger generation and to let them know the cost of freedom that the great fighters achieved by sacrificing their lives.
  • Azaadi ke Diwane is a digitised and interactive museum with a state-of-the-art, informative and educational exhibition allowing the visitors to engage with the exhibits through multi-sensor technology.

Kranti Mandir Series

Kranti Mandir is India’s tribute to the revolutionary zeal and courage of the great freedom fighters. Other Museums which are part of the Kranti Mandir series are Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum, Yaad-e-Jallian Museum and Museum on 1857- India’s first war of Independence were inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the eve of Republic Day.