PM Naredra Modi inaugurated Shourya Smarak or Memorial of Valour at Bhopal
The Shaurya Smarak or Memorial of Valour
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and inaugurated the Shaurya Smarak or Memorial of Valour to the nation at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh on 14.10.2016
The Shourya Smarak
- The Shourya Smarak is spread over an area of 12.67 acre land and the tales of their bravery are on display at this memorial.
- This Shaurya Smarak is built on an area of about 8,000 square metre. It has been envisaged as a journey through the various experiences of life, war, death and liberation of spirit (victory over death), all exhibited through an extremely non-archetypal design.
- The 62-feet high Shaurya Stambh, rising from the ground, depicts the life of a soldier, built on a foundation of inner strength and courage. Their sacrifices at various stages of life and ultimately of life itself are displayed very vividly.
- The traditional eternal lamp Amar Jyoti, lit in reverence to the martyrs, is represented by a state-of-the-art holographic image at the memorial. An Interpretation Centre has been set up on the premises, designed as a semi-open congregation space with an information display system, explaining the essence of the memorial and providing a preview to visitors before physically experiencing it.