Lucknow News: A Naval Gallantry Museum is set to be established in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the Gomti River near the Police Headquarters. The project, estimated to cost Rs 23 crore, will feature the laying of its foundation stone by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on October 21. The inauguration ceremony will be attended by senior officials, including Vice Admiral and others.
The museum will house the retired Navy warship INS Gomti
The museum will house the retired Navy warship INS Gomti, as well as various naval equipment such as missiles, torpedoes, cannons, and more. It is set to become India’s first museum dedicated to the Navy and will showcase a collection of warships and ships from the past five years. Additionally, it will display the Navy’s Sea-King helicopter and Sea-Harrier aircraft. A Digital Interpretation Center will also be established to provide information about the Navy to the younger generation, serving as an educational and inspirational resource.
This new museum is expected to add diversity to Lucknow’s tourism sector, attracting more visitors and creating new employment opportunities. At present, INS Gomti is located in Mumbai, but it will be moved to Lucknow once the construction of the Shaurya Museum begins, following an agreement between the Tourism Department and the Indian Navy. This project aims to celebrate the maritime history and heritage of India and provide insights into the Navy’s operations and equipment.