Current Affairs: India’s First Underground Museum

India’s First Underground Museum @ Rashtrapati Bhavan 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the second phase of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. The inauguration of the museum, whose establishment has been overseen by President Pranab Mukherjee, coincided with the fourth anniversary of his to his assuming the role of the country's First Citizen.
India's first Underground Museum

  • The three-storeyed museum at the Rashtrapati Bhavan has two of its floors in the basement, which makes it India's first underground museum. The museum features the personal belongings of all the Presidents of India, the President's vehicle and other fascinating items. A hand-shadow show is also organized, which narrates how the President is elected in our country.
The Features of the Museum
  • On October 2, 2016 for the museum to open to the public.
  • The museum displays wax statues of the 61st Cavalary, which is said to be the only non-ceremonial horse-mounted cavalry unit in the world.  
  • Re-creating the Dandi March or Dandi Satyagrah with the wax statues of Mahatma Gandhi and others who participated in the movement.
  • A re-enactment of the Swadeshi movement when people boycotted foreign goods and clothes.
  • The Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919, when General Dyer ordered troops to open fire at the non-violent protesters who gathered in the garden. Over 380 people were brutally murdered.
  • A collection of books written by the former President late A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and his Veena, which he loved to play.
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