Union Cabinet approved construction of National War Memorial in Delhi

Oct 8, 2015 13:00 IST

The Union Cabinet on 7 October 2015 approved the construction of National War Memorial and a National War Museum at Princess Park near India Gate, Delhi in memory of all Indian soldiers who have made the supreme sacrifice for the country post-independence.

The estimated cost of the project will be around 500 crore rupees and the total time for completion of the entire project is estimated to be five years.

This prestigious project will be monitored by an empowered Steering Committee chaired by Defence Secretary and assisted by a dedicated project management team, to ensure that the proposed project is completed within scheduled time frame.

Post commissioning of the project, a management body will be formed for maintenance of the National War Memorial and Museum.

The memorial will promote a sense of patriotism in the minds of visitors, and will award an opportunity to citizens of this vast nation, to express their token sense of gratitude to the brave soldiers. The museum will capture these poignant moments in history and bring out the variegated nature of soldier's commitments.

Background

Post-Independence, more than 22500 soldiers have made the supreme sacrifice in national interests and in defence of the sovereignty and integrity of the country since 1947. However, even after 69 years of Independence, no memorial to commemorate the martyrs has been constructed till date.
The proposal to build the country’s first national memorial for soldiers, who laid down their lives in post Independence, has been pending since the 1960s.

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