PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate National War Memorial in Delhi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unveil, the National War Memorial in Delhi today. The war memorial spread over 40 acres, will be dedicated to the nation by PM.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate National War Memorial in Delhi today PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate National War Memorial in Delhi today Source : Press

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unveil, the National War Memorial in Delhi today. The war memorial spread over 40 acres, will be dedicated to the nation by PM. 

He will ignite the flame placed at the bottom of the obelisk to pay tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives while being in the line of duty.

The National War Memorial complex is an enshrining of the soldiers who died for the country. The names of 25,942 martyrs will also be etched in stone forever. The complex will include four concentric chakras, namely Amar Chakra', the 'Veerta Chakra', the 'Tyag Chakra', and the 'Rakshak Chakra' with the eternal flame positioned in the obelisk. Statues of 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra have also been installed in the complex.

"The prime minister will dedicate the memorial to the nation tomorrow at a solemn function. The defence minister, chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force will be among the dignitaries present on the occasion," the officer was quoted by a news agency as saying.

PM Modi spoke about the National War Memorial in his monthly ''Mann ki Baat'' programme on Sunday, while pointing out that not having such a memorial always pained and surprised him.

"I do believe that for our countrymen, a visit to the National War Memorial will be akin to a pilgrimage to a holy place. The national soldiers'' memorial is a symbol of the nation's gratitude to those men who made the supreme sacrifice after we gained Independence," he said.

The war memorial will also have other features including artificial lighting in the evenings, a walking plaza and it will also serve as the place for future ceremonies for armed officials.

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