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The National War Memorial has been inaugurated on 25 February 2019, by the Prime Minister Of India, Narendra Modi. The memorial is in the form of the obelisk which is 15.5-m tall situated on the centre. It is conceptualized in the Indo-China War in 1962. This is a tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in protecting the country. The memorial wall includes the inscription of names of marty\rs from 1947-48, 1961 in Goa, 1962 in China, 1965, 1971, 1987 in Siachen, 1987-88 in Sri Lanka, and 1999 in Kargil,

Concept of National War Memorial 

Amar Chakra(Circle Of Immortality). One of the concentric circles is Amar Chakra that denotes the immortality of the soldiers who left us during the war.

Veerta(Circle Of Bravery). This is another concentric that defines the bravery of soldiers and to encourage the nation to respect the country-savers.

Tyaga(Circle Of Sacrifice). The “tyaga” or “sacrifice” denotes the courage of soldiers who were/are willingly wanting to sacrifice their lives to ensure the safety of the country.

Suraksha Chakra(Circle Of Protection). The “Suraksha Chakra” stands for the protection of the country that has been pledged by the soldiers and respect their decisions.

Also Read: Founded by a Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1814, this museum is known as the oldest museum in India that is decorated with a rare collection of antiques, fossils, skeletons, mummies, armour and ornaments

Top attractions in National War Memorial

National Gallery Of Modern Art. The art gallery is under the Ministry of Culture. It was established on March 29, 1954. The art gallery houses more than 14, 100 works that includes works of several renowned artists such as Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy etc. 

SwamiNarayan Akshardham. It is another branch of Akshardham Gandhinagar, Gujarat. There are several exhibition halls displaying the life and works of Swaminarayan. It is just a few minutes of walking distance from Akshardham Metro Station. 

National Museum. Also known as National Museum Of India, it comes in the list of largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it houses art and lifestyle of India from prehistoric to modern works of art. It is located near Janpath. 

Things to do near National War Memorial

Delhi Food Walks. This is amazing! Know Delhi through its food. There are several food walks provided by the authority, accompanying a guide to introduce you with Old Delhi Food Culture. It will be your amazing experience. 

For Shopaholics. The Khan market is the centre of the shopping that is an amalgamation of several clothing shops and other antique accessories.  Also, there are several street clothing stalls that are famous among Delhiites as well as tourists. Apart from this, you can head to several malls in Delhi to get through the vibe of Delhi.  

Best time to visit National War Memorial

The inauguration of the National War Memorial is very recent on the 25th of February 2019. Though, people can visit the place and get the view of a thought dedicated to Indian soldiers. Visiting in the evening can be the most preferable time for you.

How to reach National War Memorial?

Air. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is well-connected to major cities in India as well as overseas. Once you reached the airport, you can easily take bus, cab, taxi or auto to reach the National War Memorial. 

Rail. The nearest railway station is New Delhi Railway Station. It is well-connected to other major cities of India such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gujarat etc. once you reach the station, you can take a bus, auto, taxi to reach the India Gate where the National War Memorial is located. Also, you can take Metro Rail Service towards Khan Market in Violet Line, Udyog Bhavan in Yellow Line or Mandi House in Blue Line. 

Road. Delhi has got well-connected roadways to travel within or outside of the city.  Cities like Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Mathura, Nainital, Shimla have got well-routed road connections to travel. 


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