The National War Memorial, near India Gate in New Delhi, is a fitting tribute to our soldiers who laid down their lives defending the nation, post-independence. It represents the culmination of the collective aspiration of a grateful nation to pay a fitting tribute to the martyrs. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the National War Memorial to the nation on February 25th, 2019.
It’s a must-visit place for every Indian, as by a visit we can pay our gratitude and remember the brave soldiers who laid down their lives for us.
The National War Memorial also commemorates the soldiers who participated and made the supreme sacrifice in Peace Keeping Missions and Counter-Insurgency Operations.
The layout of the National War Memorial comprises 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. Visitors should definitely read and know more about these chakras as these have been thought, designed, and constructed very diligently.
The National War Memorial complex includes a central obelisk, an eternal flame, and six bronze murals depicting famous battles fought by the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy.
Busts of the 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra have been installed at Param Yoddha Sthal which includes three living awardees Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Bana Singh (Retd), Sub Major Yogendra Singh Yadav, and Sub Sanjay Kumar.
Timings to visit the National War Memorial: – The Memorial opens daily, however, the entry is restricted on certain days/timings.
- 9 am – 7:30 pm (Nov- Mar – last admission 7 pm)
- 9 am – 8.30 pm (Apr- Oct – last admission 8.00 pm)
Important points for the visitors:
- Since it is a respected place it is requested to please display dignified conduct while visiting the Memorial.
- Please walk on the designated pathways, do not make noise, talk loudly, or disturb others with phone calls, and take care of the children. You may also put your mobile phone in silent mode. This is required for everybody’s convenience and to maintain the decorum of the place.
- Please pay appropriate respects when in front of Obelisk at Amar Chakra and while entering Param Yodha Sthal.
- Photography for personal use only is allowed. Tripods or selfie sticks may not be used in the Memorial.
- Please do not touch the Murals, Statues, and Honour Walls in the memorial.
In case you are planning to pay a visit to the National War Memorial, we would request to read the details provided on the official website of the Memorial. From the website, you can know the timings, Guidelines, FAQs, how to reach, etc. So click here to visit the website.
If you have already visited the War Memorial, we would request you to share your experience in the comments section.
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