Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated the National War Museum ‘Rashtriya Samar Smaarak‘ to Nation in a solemn ceremonial function in New Delhi. The National War Museum located near India Gate in National Capital is a tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives safeguarding the nation post Independence.
More than 2500 soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces have made the supreme sacrifice to defend the country’s sovereignty and integrity in peacekeeping missions, Counter Insurgency Operations post Independence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking in the event said, ‘At this historical place, I pay my tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama and all those brave hearts who sacrifice themselves for protection of India’.
He added, ‘The demand for a
#NationalWarMemorial has been there for many decades, in the last decade there were one or two attempts but nothing concrete could happen, with the help of your blessing we started the process in 2014′.
Contribution from all parts of society is necessary in the security of the nation. Because of this ideology, for the 1st time, women are getting the opportunity to become fighter pilots. Decisions are being taken to strengthen the participation of daughters in the forces.
Our armed forces are among the strongest in the world. They have always risen to every challenge in front of the nation and responded with their full strength,” PM Modi said, honouring the soldiers who have given up their lives to defend the country and also launching a piercing political attack on the Congress at the event.
Training guns towards Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ‘From Bofors to Helicopter deal, all the investigations are pointing to one family, it says a lot, now these people are putting all the efforts to make sure that Rafale aircraft don’t arrive in the country’.
PM Modi: From Bofors to Helicopter deal, all the investigations are pointing to one family, it says a lot, now these people are putting all the efforts to make sure that Rafale aircraft don't arrive in the country. #NationalWarMemorial pic.twitter.com/kFCrdIFBdx
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accompanied with Union Defence Nirmala Sitharaman during the event.
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The layout of the National War Memorial Comprises four centric Circles, namely Amar Chakra or Circle of Immortality, Veerta Chakra or Circle of Bravery, Tyag Chakra or Circle of Sacrifice and Rakshak Chakra or Circle of Protection.
The complex includes a central obelisk, an eternal flame and six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought by Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.
Busts of the 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra have been installed at Param Yoddha Sthal. The memorial will help strengthen the sense of belonging, high moral values, sacrifice and national pride in the citizens.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in his Mann Ki Baat, said that it will be a small step towards repaying a great dept to armed forces.