New Delhi. To pay homage to the martyred soldiers, ‘Sacrifice Pillar’ and ‘Sacrifice Chakra’ will be built in the center of Srinagar city. It is expected that it will be ready by next year. The blueprint of this ambitious project is available with News18. The height of the sacrificial pillar will be about 12 meters from the ground, it will be built in the center of the sacrificial circle. The entire area will be spread over about 950 sqm with a circular path, which will also have candle towers with sculptures, a circular wall made of arches and a plaque wall to mention the names of the heroes.
Pratap Park area of Srinagar has been selected for this project, which is spread over 10,000 square meters. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had laid the foundation stone of this project during his visit to Srinagar last month. Now the government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir wants that after the name of the company making it is decided, this project should be completed in the next six months.
The height of the sacrificial pillar will be about 12 meters from the ground.
The sacrificial pillar will be built in the middle of the sacrificial wheel
details obtained by news 18
Pratap Park is located in a prime area of Srinagar and is flanked by two important roads, Maulana Azad Road and Residency Road. At the same time, the sacrificial pillar will be constructed towards the Regal Link Road end of Pratap Park.
The aim of the project is to express continuous gratitude to the heroes of the various battles fought in Jammu and Kashmir since independence. Along with this, the Sacrifice Pillar will be built in the memory of the martyred soldiers. According to the project documents, the Balidan Stambh will be an ideal historical and emotional meeting place for the residents of the region, a unique symbol of the engagement of the rest of the country with Jammu and Kashmir. A document of the project mentions, ‘The holy land of Jammu and Kashmir has been witness to many wars and this state has given some of the rarest soldiers to the country’s armed forces.’
Tags: J&K, Jammu and Kashmir
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 25, 2023, 10:23 IST