All you need to know about National War Memorial

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1. Spread over 40 acres in the center of the National capital New Delhi, National War Memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th February 2019.

2. The National War Memorial near India gate is constructed in honor of 25,942 soldiers who lost their lives serving for the country after Independence.

3. The National War Memorial is constructed in respect of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Indo-Pak war of 1947, 1965, 1971, Indo-China war of 1962, Kargil war in 1999 and other Indian peace keeping force operations across the world.

4. Amar chakra (Circle of immortality), Veerta chakra (Circle of bravery), Tyag chakra (Circle of sacrifice) and Raksha chakra (Circle of protection) are the four concentric circles included in the layout of the National War Memorial.

5. With burning flame the National War Memorial includes 15.5 metre long pillar and busts of 21 awardees of Param Veer Chakra at Yoddha sthal of which three are living awardees-Subedar Major Bana Singh, Subedar Major Yogendra Singh Yadav and Subedar Sanjay kumar.
6. The total cost incurred for construction of this project is Rs 176 crore.
7. The visit to National War Memorial will be free of cost, but there are timing restrictions for visit to Param Yoddha sthal.

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