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Union Cabinet Approved Setting up Rashtriya Smriti for Last Rites of National Leaders

May 18, 2013 09:46 IST

Rashtriya Smriti, New Delhi: The Union Cabinet gave approval for setting up Rashtriya Smriti to perform the last rites of the departed national leaders.

The Union Cabinet of India, on 16 May 2013 gave approval for setting up Rashtriya Smriti at the Samadhis Complex near Ekta Sthal in New Delhi. The Rashtriya Smriti is established to perform the last rites of the departed national leaders.

The national leaders include Presidents, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers, former Presidents, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers and such other leaders which will be decided by the Cabinet.

It is important to note that previously, separate memorials for the national leaders were created near the Rajghat which consumed a lot of space. Therefore, the Cabinet decided that no new Samadhi would be developed for departed national leaders anymore and that the Rashtriya Smriti would be used for performance of last rites of these leaders.

The Smriti area will also provide for the space for last rites apart from space for the public gathering.

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