Mumbai: In a major development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National War Memorial of the country, which was connected to the prestigious India Gate complex in the heart of the capital after nearly 60 years it’s being robbed to honour the fallen soldiers after independence.
Spread over an area of approximately 40 acres, this monument consists of four concentric circles, such as’ Amar Chakra, Veerta Chakra, ‘Tyag Chakra’ and ‘Rakshak Chakra’ in which there are 25-2542 soldiers, who are mentioned in golden letters on granite tablets.
The PM dedicated the memorial built at a cost of Rs. 176 crores by burning the flame deployed on the bottom of the obelisk made of stone. Gulab petals were bathed with the Indian Air Force helicopters and a fly-past was also a part of this event in the creation of ‘Missing Man’.
National War Memorial and Museum have been designated as special projects. The task of ensuring its “timely execution” has been allocated to a special project division, which is under the administrative head of the Ministry of Defense. Work has also been entrusted with the Military Engineer Service
As per media reports, there was no national monument to remember the sacrifice of the fallen soldiers after Independence. NWM commemorates those soldiers who in the 1962 war of Indo-China, Indo-Pak war in 1947, 1965 and 1971, the Indian peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka and the Kargil conflict of 1999, gave their lives to protect their lives.
In the complex, 16 walls have been constructed in the Tyagi cycle to pay homage to 25,942 war casualties and their names have been placed on a granite tablet arranged in a circular pattern, which symbolizes the ancient Indian war formation ‘Chakravyuh’ is.
Meanwhile, PM Modi addressing the gathering in the inaugural function on Monday said that the previous Congress governments “forgot the martyrs”. Without taking the name of Gandhian, the Prime Minister took a dig at the senior leadership of the Congress and said that “For some people, family forces are more important than that.”