Prime Minister will soon inaugurate the Shaurya Samarak, the war memorial for martyred soldiers, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The memorial has been constructed by the Madhya Pradesh state government in honour of those Jawan’s who sacrificed their lives in service to the nation. Spread in a huge area of 12.67 acre land, the ‘Shaurya Smarak’ is constructed at a cost of Rs 41 crore. As per reports, it will have light and sound facility to narrate stories.
PM is also scheduled to address ex-servicemen. Here are the live updates:
5.39 pm: I believe we will be able to educate our future generations through this memorial.
5.35 pm: In some countries whenever people see jawans at airports or railway stations, they stand up and applause, we should also adopt this: PM Modi
5.34 pm: Modi discusses Government’s schemes for ex-servicemen.
5.33 pm: We began skill development for ex-Jawans
5.31 pm: Previous Govts had made empty promises on OROP but when we came to power we fulfilled our promise and implemented it: PM Modi
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5.25 pm: The Shaurya Smarak is a ‘Tirtha Sthan’ for us and for our coming generations: PM Modi
5.20 pm: When this government came we promised to implement One Rank One Pension, and we implemented.
5.18 pm: People use to criticise me, Modi is sleeping, but the way our Army doesn’t speak and show valour, our Defence Minister also doesn’t speak
5.15 pm: Mere baal noch liye jaate the, Modi so rha hai, lekin jaise hamari sena bolti nhi parakram karti hai, hamare rakha mantri bhi bolte nhi hain parakram karte hain: Narendra Modi
5.09 pm: India had nothing to do with the first and second world war. Still 1.5 lakh soldiers scrificed their lives in these wars
05.05 pm: India Armed Forces are biggest contributor to UN Peace Keeping Mission.
5.03 pm: Indian forces stand in first row when it comes to discipline.
5.02 pm: Not only the Army saves us from enemy forces, but also safeguards from natural calamities
5.00 pm: Indian security agencies are archetypal of humanity.
4.59 pm: I am fortunate to have this opportunity to come to this place and honour our soldiers.
4.56 pm: PM Modi begins his address
4.49 pm: We have decided that the parents of the martyrs from the State will be given Rs 5000 every month respectfully for their sacrifice: MP CM
4.48 pm: We’re grateful to our brave soldiers. Shaurya Smarak is not just a Smarak, it’s a temple of their bravery: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
4.45 pm: We have among us, those who devoted their youth in protecting our nation. This is a special gathering: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
4.40 pm: The inauguration is happening at time when our soldiers displayed their extraordinary valour on Sep 29 (#SurgicalStrike): Manohar Parrikar