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Title: Inauguration of National War Memorial Gives a New Lease to Tourism in Delhi


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Inauguration of National War Memorial Gives a New
Lease to Tourism in Delhi
The long overdue National War Memorial
India finally got inaugurated by the Prime
Minister of India in February this year. The
memorial is established to honor the sacrifices
of more than 25,000 soldiers who laid down their
lives in military battles post-independence. In
order to bring forth the sheer valor and
dedication displayed by the martyred soldiers,
special circular walls are constructed displaying
the names of each of the soldiers who lost their
lives while fighting for their country. A 15 m
tall tower carrying an eternal flame is also
built inside the memorial to immortalize the
sacrifices of Indian soldiers.   The project was
first proposed in the year 1960 by the armed
forces of India but the project could not see the
light of the day due to insufficient funding and
change of governments. It was only after
continuous requests from the Indian army and
families of martyred army men that the project
got approved in 2015. The whole project cost
around ?176 Crore and the construction work began
after years of careful planning regarding the
location and design of the project.   A special
competition was organized in April 2016 to select
the best design for the war memorial and its
construction took off in the year 2017. The
memorial was to be inaugurated in the month of
August in 2018 but the construction work got
delayed and the structure was completed in
January 2019.
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National War Memorial In Delhi, India
The memorial is built over an area of 40 acres
and resembles a labyrinth which depicts round the
clock protection inferred by the Indian army  The
structure has four circles symbolizing the
definitive attributes of the India army. Amar
Chakra comprises of the main structure of the
memorial with the eternal flame to signify
immortality. Veerta Chakra is made of bronze
highlighting the six important wars fought by the
three armed forces of
India. Tyag Chakra denotes sacrifice and pays
tribute to the martyred army men with their names
inscribed in gold and granite. The fourth chakra
is the Rakshak chakra which has about seven
hundred tall trees and stands for protection
provided by the soldiers serving in the Indian
army.
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Fountain at National War Memorial, New Delhi
Next to the main memorial building lies Param
Yoddha Sthal built to honor the soldiers awarded
with Param Vir Chakra. It has statues of 21
soldiers who were awarded for their exceptional
bravery and courage during the military battles.
Besides being a revered point of interests for
visitors and tourists, the memorial is also
expected to be the venue for conducting important
events for the armed forces. The memorial
will soon be decked with artificial lighting and
a special walking area for visitors in the
evenings. Special electronic panels are also
proposed to be set up at the memorial to let the
visitors pay obeisance. A separate War Museum is
also proposed to be set up at Princess Park
near National War Memorial which is expected to
generate more visitors at the memorial.
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Heritage Monument of New Delhi
Venue National War Memorial is located
near India Gate, the famous heritage monument of
New Delhi. You can easily reach the memorial by
taking a metro from Central Secretariat. Timings
The Memorial remains open on all days of the
week. The timings for visitors used to be from 9
am to 630 pm but from April, the visitor timing
will be extended by an hour and the memorial will
close at 730 pm. However, on some days the
memorial might remain closed and it would be best
to inquire about the right day to visit from
the official website of National War
Memorial. Entry Fee There is no entry fee to
visit to the memorial. Visit Duration  45
minutes Nearby Attractions India
Gate Rashtrapati Bhavan Humayuns
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