Badal opens Rs 130-cr war museum, promises defence helpline
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday inaugurated the Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum built at a cost of Rs 130 crore.punjab Updated: Oct 24, 2016 17:49 IST
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday inaugurated the Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum built at a cost of Rs 130 crore.
The project, which is spread over 8 acres, aims at showcasing heroics of Punjab soldiers and officers during wars. Built in the Naraingarh area of the holy city, the memorial has a 45-metre high sword and nine galleries to depict the battles from the times of the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind Singh till the Kargil War.
There Pakistani tanks captured by the Indian forces have also been put on display at the memorial, besides a fighter aircraft.
Speaking on the occasion, Badal said the memorial was a tribute to commemorate the contribution made by the Punjabi soldiers and officers to defend the sovereignty of the country.
CM promises defence helpline
Amritsar: Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal announced that a helpline would soon be set up at Chandigarh to address grievances of serving defence personnel and veterans in the state. The CM said that it was the duty of the state to mitigate the hardships faced by ex-servicemen and defence personnel.