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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum

 

The Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum alias National War Memorial situated at Pune Cantonment near the Pune Railway station, is a patriotic site. It is dedicated to the Indian soldiers, who lost their lives for the nation. The most notable thing about the museum is that it was built by raising funds from the public. Express Citizens' Forum an organization of Pune citizens set up the War Memorial Fund for its construction. The public contributed to the fund whole-heartedly and finally the foundation of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum was laid down in November 1977. The museum was inaugurated and opened for the public in October 1998. The monument is made of stone pillars measuring 25-ft high. Main attraction of the museum is the display of MIG 23 BN, which was used in the Kargil War. The museum opens to public from 9. am to 6. p. m.Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum situated on the Senapati Bapat Road is dedicated to Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, a great freedom fighter and author of the famous Indian Constitution. The foundation stone for the Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum was laid down on April 14, 1990 by the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Hon. Mr. Sharad Pawar and was inaugurated on 26th November, 1996 by the then Vice - President of India Mr. K. R. Narayanan. The museum preserved a rich collection of the personal belongings of Dr. Ambedkar used by him from his childhood to his death. Some of the important items exhibited in the museum are his chairs , footwear and cloths, the bed on which he took his last breath, a wall clock, a night lamp and a paperweight carved with his name, specs, letters in his own handwriting, his paintings, Bharat Ratna awarded to him by President K. R. Venkatraman and  a silver ink-bottle with the picture of British Queen presented by Lord Mount Batten, the then Governor General of India. At the center of the museum one can found a white marble statue of Ambedkar, donated by Bharat Singh & Ramdas two of his followers from Agra. . The museum is maintained by the Symbiosis Institute, one of the renowned Educational Institutes of India. The museum opens from 8:30am to 5:30pm. The entry fee is Rs. 5.  per head. 

Contact Address
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum And Memorial
Senapati Bapat Road, Wadarvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411016 
Telephone : 020-25659909
Fax : 020 - 25659209
E-mail : Contact Now
Website: www.symbiosis-ambedkarmemorial.com


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