New Delhi: The Allahabad museum authorities have decided to allow the visitors to take selfies with freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad’s pistol. The very same pistol Azad used to kill himself to avoid being captured by the British when he was surrounded by the police in Alfred Park in Allahabad which is now known as Chandra Shekhar Azad Park.
The pistol showcased at the entrance of the museum is a Colt model 1903, 0.32 bore hammerless pistol. The charges taken by the management to take a selfie is Rs. 50 and for capturing a video with the pistol is Rs. 1000.
The motive behind this initiative is to make youngsters know about Azad’s struggle to free India from the British government as well as his inspiring principles behind shooting himself with the pistol kept on display for the visitors.
The decision was taken by the authorities after instructions from the Ministry of Culture were issued to promote cultural and other social activities in light of August Kranti Diwas.