ITANAGAR, May 13 � Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to establish a state-of-the-art martyrs memorial at Itanagar in memory of the soldiers who died fighting the invading Chinese army in 1962.
While the blueprint of the proposed �Arunachal Pradesh Martyrs Memorial� has been prepared by experts like retired Generals of Indian Army and is ready for execution, the construction of the same would start soon, according to a communiqu� from the Chief Minister�s office here.
It is worth mentioning here that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had announced to construct the Martyrs Memorial in the State capital on November 25, 2013 while attending the �Sarhad ko Shradhanjali� programme organised by North East unit of Sanskar Bharati, as a mark of respect to those soldiers and villagers who sacrificed their lives in guarding the nation in the Sino-India war of 1962.
Major General KVS Lalotra (Retd), project consultant, Major General HK Singh (Retd), project director of Arunachal Pradesh Martyrs Memorial and architect Abhimanyu Dalal, entrusted to prepare the blueprint for the Memorial � apparently one of the best in India, as claimed by them, explained in detail how the martyrs memorial would look like after completion to the Chief Minister in their meeting here on Sunday. General Singh is doing the research work in Arunachal Pradesh to find out the details of the martyrs.
After closely going through the presentation, Tuki suggested for giving a traditional touch to the memorial by depicting various communities of the State. The monument would take almost one year for completion and would be one of the most attractive spots to visit in the State capital, the communique added.