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Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum

Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum is one of tourist attraction is situated on GT Road, Ludhiana – Amritsar Highway (NH-1), about 5 KM from Ludhiana Railway Station covers an area of 4 acres. The foundation of this museum was laid in 1990. The museum was planned with an intention to create general awareness about the defense services. It's role is not only to protect the country but also to increase the bond of national integration and unity. This museum was established in 1999 by the Government of Punjab at an International standard in order to honor the courageous soldiers .

A huge statue of maharaja Ranjit singh sitting very proudly and magnificently on a throne can be seen at the entrance of the museum and on the left and right side of the statue we can see tanks, apec car, anti-aircraft gun, car scout and an old sukhoi fighter aircraft, along with a massive model of the ins vikrant .By climbing several steps we can reach the entrance hall and on its right side a row of photographs of the Paramvir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra and Vir Chakra award holders of Punjab are fixed and on its left side a row of the photographs of the generals, admirals, and air chief marshals of Punjab are fixed. The museum have 12 Galleries like Ancient History Gallery, Post Independence History Gallery, War Hero’s Gallery, Costume Gallery, Library, Kargil Gallery, Signal and Medical Corps Gallery, Air Force and Navy Gallery, Sound & Light Show hall, Audio Visual Theatre, Main Foyer etc. and also have 2 beautiful lawns where War trophies of Army, Navy & Air force are displayed.

In the Air Force and Navy Gallery we can see the exhibits of the various uniforms of the Indian army; air force and navy of the British era and also depicts the different stripes, medals and ranks won by the officials. War Hero’s Gallery exhibits the photographs and busts of Punjab’s army men who succeeds in the three wars in 1948,‘65, and ‘71. The six bust that stand in the gallery are of officers who had received Victoria Cross. In the light and sound hall regular shows are conducted through the effects of light and sound. These shows describes the courageous stories of Punjabi soldiers in the war of independence . Kargil Gallery displays the complete description of Kargil war. It describes the brief history of Kargil, Maskhoh Valley, Darass, Batalic and Kaksar area with map and huge blow up showing the true scene of war. It also exhibits a Diorama of Operation Vijay and also have a rotating transilate,which depicts the photographs of bravery awardees. A touch figure Multi-Media Kiosk has also been installed in this gallery for detailed information .

Historic Gallery Gallery displays Diorama of 1st and 2nd battles of Panipat and Battle of Aliwal (Anglo Sikh War) and Blowups of Rama Ravna Yudh, Alexander and Porus, Maharaja Sher singh and Sardar Baghel Singh along with their great warriors. The Gallery is equipped with photographs of Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, Nawab Kapur Singh, Talking Soldiers of Krishna, Gupta, Mughal and Sikh era. Muti-Media kiosks have been installed for detailed information.

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  By :  col Harjeet Singh Lamba smiley
  Jun 3, 2014 8:32:06 PM | Panchkula Reply to this Comment/ Review
No efforts made to up date record.Lot availed,like Pay Roll OF Ranjit Singh Generals (Darehs).Potrait painting Of genral gurmukh Singh Lamba is displayed at Central Museum Lahore at Serial D-40 with caption.General who was wounded fifteen times and recipient of highest military award Izazi-i-Sardari and civil awards of NirmalBud Ujjal Diddar.Is it not ashame for sikh Musums not to display information about their heroes where same readly available it reflect on our interest and service towards the cum minty.

  By :  Gurpartap Singh Lamba smiley
  May 2, 2013 8:59:43 PM | chandigarh Reply to this Comment/ Review
General Sardar Gurmukh Singh Lamba was one of most eminent general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and was recipient of highest military awards IZAZ-i- SARDARI and civil awards Nirmal Bud and Ujjal Diddar.He was wounded fifteen times eight times by the musket balls, thrice by swords cuts, thrice by spear thrusts and once by the Arrow. Full account of services of General Sardars Gurmukh Singh Lamba is well defined by many Foreign historians, Sir Lepel H Griffen writes-"The detail account of military services of Sardar would be the history of all wars of sikh empire." All facts are available in Tittle and order of Merit [ The Sikh Empire 1799-1839]and many other reference books. Its really sad that Indian historian had forget to write about him or to even include his name in the list of Maharajas Sikh generals Where the sardar commanded a division in the battle of Attock in 1813 and took over the military command and appointed political adviser to defend Pheswar and fort of Jamrud [ Kyber] after one of General Hari Singh Nalwa died while defending by the Sarkar Khalsa Wazir Jawahar Singh. The Sardar Gurmukh Singh Lamba Sketch portrait is not displayed in any of Indian Museum dedicated to Maharaja Ranjit Singh where many Official references & references by foreign historians have regarded Sardar as one of most eminent maharajahs general . General Sardar sketch portrait painting is displayed at Central Museum Lahore where Indian historian have overlooked the services rendered by Sardar to Sikh Empire.

  By :  col Harjeet Singh Lamba smiley
  Feb 26, 2013 8:06:40 AM | India Reply to this Comment/ Review
The Historical gallery of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is not displaying portrait of his great generals like General Gurmukh Singh Lamba Who was fifteen times wounded and recipient of highest military award IZAZ-i-Sardari and civil awards of Nirmal Bud and Ujjal Diddar' His portrait sketch is displayed at central museum Lahore at serial D-40 with caption.Where Sir Lepel Griffen write in his book "Chief of Punjab' The detail of military services of the sardar would be the history of all the wars of sikh empiror. He was one of the commander of Fauj-i-Khas. It is half hearted tempted to establish a museum show the casual attitude to wards his heroes