Renovated Artillery Museum Dedicated As Kumaramangalam Artillery Museum Inaugurated At Artillery Centre In Maharashtra’s Nashik District.

July 1, 2024 7:49 PM.

The renovated Artillery Museum, dedicated as the Kumaramangalam Artillery Museum, was inaugurated on Monday (1st July 2024) at the Artillery Centre in Maharashtra’s Nashik district. The event coincided with the birth anniversary of General Paramasiva Prabhakar Kumaramangalam, Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and former Chief of Army Staff.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of Mr. Subarayan Behram and Mrs. Parvati (son and daughter of General Kumaramangalam), Lieutenant General S. Harimohan Iyer, Lieutenant General Adosh Kumar, and other dignitaries.

One of the major attractions of the museum is a 3D movie on the Kargil War, offering visitors an immersive experience that brings to life the challenges and resilience of the armed forces in the rugged terrain. The museum stands as a premier destination for tourists visiting Nashik, showcasing the rich history of artillery and its significant contributions to India’s military heritage.

The museum’s journey began when the foundation stone was laid on 16 November 1968 by General Kumaramangalam himself, and it was inaugurated on 27 September 1970. To enhance social connectivity, the museum now features various selfie points, allowing visitors to capture and share their experiences. The main foyer boasts inspiring displays of valor, including the legendary stories of Umrao Singh, Victoria Cross recipient in World War II, and the famous Tangail airdrop during the liberation of Bangladesh.