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Monday, 9 November 2020

Memorial to 1857 revolt heroes to be raised in Ambala Cantt

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 8

To ensure that the genesis of the First War of Independence, which took place in Ambala in 1857, is stamped in the memories of the youth, Ambala Cantonment will soon be having a memorial named 'Aazadi Ki Pehli Ladai Ka Samarak'.

State Home and Urban Local Bodies Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday held a meeting with officers of the departments concerned and directed them to expedite the work on the project. He also directed them to constitute a committee of historians, which would authenticate the information to be displayed in the memorial.

A digital walkthrough and interactive screens coupled with traditional art will add to the magnificence of the monument.

5-D AUDITORIUM AMONG MAIN ATTRACTIONS

  • A digital walkthrough and interactive screens coupled with traditional art will add to the magnificence of the memorial
  • Audio-visual and short films along with a 5-D auditorium are other main attractions
  • Paintings of freedom fighters along with pre and post-Independence maps of the country will also be on display
  • A separate gallery will be created for the freedom fighters from Haryana
  • It will have a museum on the history of Ambala and freedom fighters from Haryana
  • A spacious car parking and helipad are also being built

A detailed presentation was given by an architect, who said the attractive features of the memorial included audio-visual and short films, and a 5-D auditorium to showcase various events of the First War of Independence. Likewise, paintings of freedom fighters will also be on display along with pre and post-Independence maps of the country.

A separate gallery will be created for the freedom fighters from Haryana. The memorial will house a massive and attractive 210-ft tower, as well as a 20-ft high wall, where the names of the freedom fighters will be inscribed. It will have six lawns that will mention the names of the bravehearts and a museum on the history of Ambala and freedom fighters from Haryana in the 1857 revolution is also being built.

He said five buildings were being constructed — interpretation centre, open air theatre, auditorium, museum and memorial tower. Other arrangements will be made along with an open air theater hall, food court, exhibition and modern lift in the museum building. The open theatre located in the auditorium will house 20 types of fountains, water curtains as well as two platforms and seating arrangement. A spacious car parking and helipad are also being built.



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