CM laid the foundation stone of the War Memorial to be set up in honour of the martyrs of India’s first War of Independence in 1857 in Ambala Cantonment 11-05-2015
Chandigarh, May 11 –The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, laid the foundation stone of the War Memorial to be set up in honour of the martyrs of India’s first War of Independence in 1857 in Ambala Cantonment, today. Speaking on the occasion, he said that keeping in view its importance, the memorial of global standards would be developed on 22 acres of land. Funds would be provided by the government on priority basis. The people, especially the youth, would get inspiration from the sacrifices made by our brave martyrs. Such unique memorial would also lend Amblala a new identity, he added. Giving details about the War Memorial, the Chief Minister said that six thematic parks would be developed. The first park would display what was here before the arrival of the Britishers and about the state of affairs of people. In the second park, the policies of East India Company and its impact on people would be displayed. Focus would be laid on Ambala in the third park which would seek to capture the first War of Independence in 1857 ignited in Ambala. The fourth park would exhibit Haryana and Shaheed Rao Tularam whereas information about the revolution of Delhi, Meerut and Lukhnow would be displayed in the fifth park. The sixth one would exhibit the impact of the 1857 revolution on Britishers, and how they began to see solidarity of Indians. The memorial would have facilities like archives library, a 500-seater auditorium hall; helipad, conference hall, food court, covered parking, reception, children’s park, and others. It would be developed jointly by the PWD (B&R), Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department and Architecture Department. Those present on the occasion included the Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, MLAs Mr Naib Saini, Mr Aseem Goyal, Santosh Chauhan Sarwan and senior officers of the district administration.