Work on Jang-e-Azaadi memorial to start soon: Badal
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday that the work on the construction of Jang-e-Azaadi memorial at Kartarpur would start soon.punjab Updated: Sep 08, 2012 18:03 IST
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday that the work on the construction of Jang-e-Azaadi memorial at Kartarpur would start soon.
The chief minister, who visited the proposed site of the memorial, held a meeting with officials to expedite the process of building this ambitious project.
The museum would be a tribute to the Indian freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the Independence struggle.
During his deliberations with the officials, Badal was told that 25-acres of land belonging to the state government had been transferred to the tourism and culture department for the memorial.
The chief minister said the state government was all set to finalise the necessary formalities for the museum.
He said the Rs 100-crore memorial would be a humble, but befitting tribute from the state government, to the great heroes and martyrs from all over the country who laid down their lives to free our motherland.
Badal said the memorial would prove to be a source of inspiration for the coming generations, and would help inculcate the values of patriotism and nationalism in them.
The chief minister informed that he, along with the other members of the concept committee, had recently visited many memorial sites across the country to conceptualise the upcoming memorial.
Those who were present on the occasion included chief editor of the Ajit Group of newspapers, the member secretary of Jang-e-Azaadi foundation, Barjinder Singh Hamdard, principal secretary to the chief minister, SK Sandhu, special principal secretary to the chief minister Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti and chairman of the district planning committee Gurcharan Singh Channi.