War Memorial, Army Museum in Mumbai soon
Mumbai will soon have a state war memorial and an army museum. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked authorities to identify a location and start work to open part of the memorial before August 15, 2022.
Mr Thackeray held a meeting with senior military officials, who decided to set up expert committees to consult on the design of the memorial as well as to decide what should be included. The consultation and design committees would include military officials as well as experts in the field.
âThe memorial should give an idea of ââhow our jawans operate in harsh weather conditions to protect our borders. Visitors will get a feel for the bunkers, the minus degrees centigrade temperatures in Siachen and how our jawans walk with heavy bags in a desert or in a forest, âThackeray said.
The museum would display stories of war, the weapons used as well as information about famous soldiers in the three branches of the state’s armed forces. Representations of tanks, helicopters, ships and fighter jets would also be displayed. The museum would also have a special gallery on Chhatrapati Shivaji and his skills in defense and naval planning.
The museum would also have an activity area to provide advice to young people on the importance of maintaining a strong physique and basic self-defense skills. Discussions also took place to see if courses providing guidance on enlisting in the armed forces could be initiated.