NEW DELHI: The Red Fort will soon have a gallery commemorating the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The iconic monument, currently under renovation, will also have curated galleries in honour of Subhash Chandra
Bose and the INA Army, a gallery of artefacts by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and another on the
Freedom Struggle. The renovated changes is likely going to be made available to the public on
Speaking to DNA, Culture Secretary Raghvendra Singh said the revamped structure will have curated
galleries. “A gallery on the Indian National Army (INA) will be curated to showcase 75 years of its
creation, with the significance of the INA trials being held at the Red Fort. The Swatantrata Sangram
(Freedom Struggle) will also be showcased in a big way to show the struggles of our countrymen from
1857 to 1947,” Singh said.
He added that in all five galleries will be part of the Red Fort, including the war gallery at the
Naubat Khana, and the ASI museum at the Mumtaz Mahal Museum. These too will see changes, he said. The
Patel museum, however, will be a new addition.
The British Barracks will be refurbished, while an upgrade of the popular light show is on the anvil.
The light show will be designed such that it will also be seen by passers-by on the adjoining road. The
ministry will also conduct an image mapping of the monument so that it can be a part of the show.
With the revamping of the Meena Bazaar in the vicinity, Singh said the idea is to make one relive the
time when the structure was made. “People can enjoy an elevated experience of a time when the structure
was in its full glory,” said Singh.