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VIRTUAL MUSEUM HOSTED BY GALLANTRY AWARDS

VIRTUAL MUSEUM HOSTED BY GALLANTRY AWARDS

Context:

On January 20, 2022, Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt opened the collaborative Virtual Museum hosted by the Gallantry Awards (https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/).

Significance of the Museum:

  • The Virtual Museum brings together the stories of commitment and sacrifice of winners' awards gallantry in a new and easy-to-use format.

Museum Developed By:

  • The Virtual Museum is a joint venture between the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics, and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM), as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

About the Museum:

  • Virtual Museum offers visitors the opportunity to log in/register themselves, scroll through entire available data of a particular gallantry award winner, and honour brave hearts in a customized way.
  • It includes a 3-D walk-through experience, gallery building, reception area, tour of war memorials, wall of fame, war room, selfie booth, resource centre, equipment display, etc.
  • It also has a war room that hosts the brave stories of Gallantry Award winners. An archive of inspiring videos and an exhibition of equipment is also part of the museum.
  • The Selfie booth offers guests the opportunity to click on a selfie with the background image of their choice out of the huge library available on the portal.

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