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Google dedicates memories on India Independence Day

Google is set to celebrate India’s Independence Day with a virtual tour that reminisces the country’s road to independence.

Google’s dedication also includes a special collection of images and artifacts from the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library – being seen for the very first time.

The dedication includes historic collections from freedom struggle, including the oath from India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Parliament and speech on the country’s Tryst with Destiny.

Google dedicates memoriesIndians can witness historical places like  Red Fort where the PM unfurled the Tricolor on the first Independence Day. The tradition is followed every year at Red Fort where PM of India unfurls the National Flag every year.

Other historic places included in the virtual tour include Lahori Gate, the main gate to the Red Fort and named after its orientation towards the city of Lahore.

Google has also added a virtual exhibit from the Cultural Institute that enables citizens to Go right inside the complex and learn more about the Mughal Citadel.

Indian could also visit the majestic Aga Khan Palace built in 1892, which served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi from 1942.

The historical Sabarmati Ashram, Gandhi’s residence for over 12 years and from where he led the Dandi march — also known as the Salt Satyagraha — of non-violent protest in March 1930.

“As we prepare to mark the 69th anniversary of India’s Independence, there are a range of images, photos and virtual tours you can take with Google Maps and the Cultural Institute — including a special collection of images and artifacts from the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library”, said Suren Ruhela, Director, Google Maps.

Google has also added a tour of the dreaded Cellular Jail in Port Blair or Jallianwala Bagh, the site of a tragic massacre of peaceful civilian protesters in 1919 will give a sneak into the hardships experienced by  the freedom fighters during their struggle for India’s Independence.

Rajani Baburajan

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