To honour the bravehearts of India, the defence ministry will be setting up an interactive virtual museum to showcase the tales of valour of the country’s Gallantry award winners. The project has been initiated as the nation celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Independence. Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) has partnered with the ministry of defence to implement the project in a time-bound manner.
The virtual museum will be hosted by the Gallantry awards portal (https://www.gallantryawards.gov.in/). It will provide a 3D walk-through experience through a Gallery Building, Wall of Fame, an Awardee Gallery with their photos and profiles, a tour of War Memorials and an auditorium ‘The War Room’ hosting the tales of bravery. The museum will include a range of animation videos that would bring to life the gallant stories of war heroes. In addition, there will be facility for the visitors to pay their respects by posting a tribute message. The project would be the first-of-its-kind cyber museum that would honour the war heroes, emphasising that it would add value to the Gallantry Awards Portal to inspire the countrymen, especially the youth, to serve the nation.
The project also aims to express gratitude to the families of the Armed Forces personnel and convey the Nation’s respect to them. The initiative will contribute in bringing to life the heroic deeds of the winners of the gallantry awards and acknowledge their immense contribution and indomitable spirit in securing the nation from internal and external threats.