A momentous tribute is being given to the selfless sacrifices by soldiers of the state through a glorious museum at Amar Jawan Jyoti. This new museum will be inaugurated by the honourable Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on 1st of September. It was CM Raje only who had inaugurated the monument of Amar Jawan Jyoti in the first place. It happened back in 2005 and it was during that tenure when Raje had earlier expressed an intention to construct a museum for soldiers. The reason behind this new museum is plain and simple. General public do not have much information about the respected martyrs of their state. There are so many soldiers hailing from areas like Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Shekhawati who join army and lose their lives on the battlefields. This museum is being made for all of these martyrs. It will be the perfect platform for the common people to know about the lesser known heroes and their respective sacrifices.
The head infrastructural authority of the capital, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will be inspecting the site before the inaugural ceremony. Senior officials from JDA and some army officials will see to it that the new museum and its surroundings are completely ready before 1st of September. Museum which has been constructed is in ‘C’ shape and aligns with Amar Jawan Jyoti monument and the entry of Sawai Man Singh Stadium.
According to reports from an official from JDA, the museum has 20 cubicles in total. Each one of them will be showcasing information about the Indian Army, its struggles and laurels. Along with this, stories and sacrifices of warriors like Maharana Pratap will also be displayed. Proper tributes to martyrs and soldiers of the state will be ordained through different informative visuals, paintings and war artefacts. It was the Indian Army which aided JDA with important details, using which themes of each cubicle have been decided.
A senior JDA official stated that, “The museum will throw light on life of martyrs and highlight how they fought wars and sacrificed their lives. The ammunition and artillery they used and information about different wars will also be provided to the visitors at the museum.”
Each visitor will also have an opportunity to take back something with them through two earmarked shops in the museum. From the first shop, one can purchase things like flags, souvenirs, caps, etc. Whereas from the second shop, fertilisers and manure will be sold to all interested visitors.
JDA has also planned to enhance the museum experience by adding a laser show in some days. This will also be accompanied by a light and sound show. This fact is true because one official from JDA said, “A separate place on the other side of the museum will be created for visitors to sit and enjoy the shows.”