‘Hall of Fame’ in Leh has been listed among 25 best museums in the Asia. Also, it topped the list of five Indian museums which figured in the list.
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.
Pointing out it as a ‘must-visit’, the museum showcases the valour, sacrifice and achievements of Indian Army in various operations in Ladakh.
It was built in 1986. “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.
It also displays the culture and heritage of the Ladakh region.
“The upgradation aimed to 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.
Besides instilling patriotic feeling amongst citizens, Hall of Fame also generates a bond between the citizens and their Army.