Update: January 17, 2022 12:55 p.m. STI
New Delhi [India]Jan 17 (ANI): Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu visited the National War Memorial in New Delhi which was built to honor the courage, bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Armed Forces.
Speaking about his visit to the 40-acre open landscape memorial, Mirabai said: “My stays in Delhi have usually been for tournaments but this time I kept this visit on my itinerary as this place imparts the essence of pride, not only for the armed forces, but for every Indian.”
Describing India’s glorious war history since 1947, the memorial is a gestation on the idea of the rebirth of these unsung heroes through their stories, journeys and struggles translated into spatial expressions.
Walking through the semi-open hallway and gallery housing the brave stories of significant historic battles in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force history, the Olympic medalist said, “I am fascinated by how the concept of building this memorial is inspired by the historic “Chakravyuh” formation and the walls decorated with bronze murals depicting the battle scenes fought by the son of our lands.”
“After coming here, I deeply think that every Indian should visit this place at least once in their lifetime,” Chanu added.
According to the ISC, the Indian weightlifter also paid tribute to “martyr” Major Laishram Jyotin Singh, who was awarded the highest peacetime gallantry award Ashok Chakra and hails from his home state of Manipur. (ANI)