MP: Indore gets the Country’s First Infantry Museum

Story Highlights
  • The Infantry museum is opened at Mhow, Indore
  • It is the second such museum in the world
  • Another infantry museum is in America

Indore: The country’s first Infantry Museum has been opened for the general public at Mhow, Indore. This museum is the first in the country and second in the world. Before this, such a museum has been built in America. The Army inaugurated it on Friday to celebrate the Victory Day and the eve of the 75th year of the establishment of the Infantry School.

The world-class museum has been set up with the intention of showcasing the Infantry. During this, Lt Gen PN Ananthanarayanan, SM, Commandant of the Infantry School Mhow invited the people to witness the ceremonial milestone. The project was conceived in July 2003 as a national-level training hall cum research centre.

The Infantry Museum covers the history of the Infantry from 1747 to 2020. It depicts the rich heritage, glorious past and supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers preserved in sculptures, murals, and photo galleries. The construction of this museum has been in the works for a decade.

This three-story building of the museum has been built on two acres of land. It has 17 different rooms covering the history and development of the Indian Infantry since 1747 in chronological order in 30 subject areas. In this museum, along with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Subhash Chandra Bose, and Maharaja Ranjit, the history of many great men will be seen. 

The world’s first National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is located outside the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning in Columbus Georgia. The 190,000-square-foot museum opened in June 2009. The museum describes the history of the United States Army Infantry from the American Revolution to present operations. It displays artifacts from all eras of American history.

It will take about 2:30 hours to roam this museum. Provisions have been made for souvenirs for the visitors to make the visit a memorable one. The effort behind opening the museum to the general public is to inculcate the spirit of nationalism and inspire the youth to join the armed forces. The entry fee costs Rs 50 per person. But it is free for children under 12 years of age. Initially, tickets will also be available over the counter for a few days apart from the online portal.

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