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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lights eternal flame at National War Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Will Dedicate The National War Memorial, Situated In The India Gate Complex, To The Nation On Monday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 25 Feb 2019, 06:33:08 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils National War Memorial

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday, lit the eternal flame at the National War Memorial in New Delhi. Spread over 40 acres, the complex is a commemoration of the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers since Independence with the names of 25,942 martyrs etched in stone forever. PM Modi will light the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone-made obelisk to pay homage to the soldiers who died in the line of duty.

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The design of the National War Memorial has a layout comprising four concentric circles, namely, the ‘Amar Chakra’ or Circle of Immortality, the ‘Veerta Chakra’ or Circle of Bravery, the ‘Tyag Chakra’ or Circle of Sacrifice, and the ‘Rakshak Chakra’ or Circle of Protection.

The main structure has been built in the form of four chakras, each signifying different values of the armed forces.

The obelisk stands at a height of 15.5 metres and is visible even from a distance as one enters the complex.

Surrounding it is Veerta Chakra with six bronze murals depicting different battle actions. Each mural weight between 600kg and 1,000kg. 

Tyag Chakra which surrounds it has been made entirely of granite bricks, each bearing the name of a fallen soldier since Independence.

Statues of 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra have also been installed in the National War Memorial.

PM Modi spoke about the memorial in his ''Mann ki Baat'' programme on Sunday, saying not having such a memorial always pained and surprised him.

The names of 25,942 fallen heroes, along with their rank and regiment, are inscribed in the 16 walls of the memorial.

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First Published : 25 Feb 2019, 03:54:09 PM