Rajasthan: CM Vasundhara Raje to inaugurate Amar Jawan Jyoti museum on Sept 1


Jaipur: The museum at Amar Jawan Jyoti, which glorifies the selfless sacrifice of soldiers from the state, will be inaugurated on September 1 by chief minsiter Vasundhara Raje. Before the inaugural ceremony, Jaipur Development Authority's (JDA) senior officials and army officials inspected the site, which is constructed with the Amar Jawan Jyoti monument in C shape at the entry gate of Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

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The JDA official informed that 20 cubical enclosures have been constructed, which will give information on the Indian Army, soldiers and warriors including Maharana Pratap. The government has spent Rs 5 crore on the project. This place, which is used to pay tribute to martyrs, will also offer information about the state's soldiers. 

The JDA also had correspondence with the Indian Army for important details which will be showcased at the museum. "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," a senior JDA official said. Two enclosures have been earmarked for shops here. Visitors could purchase items such as caps, flag and other souvenirs from one of the shops. Whereas manure and fertilizers will be sold from the second shop.

To make the place more attractive, JDA will start a laser show along with light and sound show. "A separate place on the other side of the museum will be created for visitors to sit and enjoy the shows," added the official.

Vasundhara Raje in her earlier tenure as CM had inaugurated Amar Jawan Jyoti in 2005. She had also expressed an intention to construct a museum for soldiers. A large number of soldiers from the state, especially from Shekhawati area including Jhunjhunu and Sikar, lost their lives fighting battles.

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