September 22, 2016 6:50:34 pm
The Hall of Fame situated at Leh has topped the list of five Indian museums which figured among the 25 best museums of Asia.
Pointing out it was voted as a “Must Visit”; place by travelers in recent survey by Trip Advisor which ranked museums as per views expressed by them, a defence ministry spokesperson based at Northern Command Headquarters in Udhampur, Colonel S D Goswami said the Hall of Fame with an annual footfall of over 1.5 lakh visitors has become a major attraction for domestic and foreign tourists alike over the last three decades.
It was established at Leh in 1986 to showcase the valour, sacrifice and achievements of Indian Army in various operations in Ladakh. In addition to this, it also displays culture and heritage of the region, he added.
Recently, a major upgradation and expansion of the Hall of Fame Complex had been done to include war memorial, war cemetery and adventure park and rededicate these monuments to the people of Ladakh, the spokesperson said.
The aim was to further heighten the viewing impact and leave an indelible impression on visitors with a view to enhance the image of Indian Army and soldiers of Ladakh, he added.
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