‘Jai Hind’ – the new ‘Light & Sound’ show at Red Fort
New Delhi: The new avatar of the ‘Light and Sound’ show at Red Fort titled ‘Jai Hind’, to be inaugurated on January 10, 2023, by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will be a dramatic presentation of the history of India from the 17th century to the present day, according to a statement by the Ministry of Culture today.
The ‘Light and Sound’ show in Red Fort is commencing afresh after a gap of almost 5 years.
The one-hour-long show, divided into three parts, will bring to life key episodes from India’s history including the rise of the Marathas, the 1857 War of Independence, the rise of the Indian National Army and the INA trials, the fight for Independence and India’s continuing progress over the past 75 years by using all forms of performance art – projection mapping, live-action films, light and immersive sound, actors, dancers and puppets.
The 3-part show will be showcased at different monuments inside Red Fort starting with Naubatkhana to Deewan–e- Aam to Deewan-e-Khas. The show will be showcased to the general public in English and Hindi languages with a seating arrangement of 700 people for a one-time watch.
The approximately 1 hour-long show is a one-of-its-kind visual and cultural treat highlighting India’s rich history and heritage to newer generations through interactive techniques, the Ministry stated.
As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Archaeological Survey of India has already opened 4 Museums namely the Yaad-e-Jallian museum, the Museum of 1857- India’s first war of Independence, Azaadi ke Diwane and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum in Red Fort. “Now the addition of the new Light and Sound show will further strengthen patriotic pride among the visitors,” the Ministry stated. It pointed out that in recent years, the Archaeological Survey of India is continuously working by glorifying the monuments and sites across the country thereby enhancing the visitor experience, be it the illumination during the achievement of 100 crore vaccination or the celebration of 75 years of independence and hoisting G20 delegates.
– global bihari bureau