Delhizens, your next visit to India Gate for an ice cream may leave you a tad bit surprised. Why? ‘Cause India’s first war memorial, celebrating the bravery of soldiers who gave their lives for the nation since 1947, is gonna soon pop up in the lawns behind the canopy near India Gate. 

Tell Me More | Designed in concentric circles, the memorial is spread over an area of 40 acres and has a 15-metre obelisk on top. And here’s what you must look out for. The memorial is gonna have an eternal flame on the top, which is meant to symbolise the sacrifice made by the soldiers that will never be forgotten. You will be able to see the memorial, up and ready, by Independence Day.

A National War Museum is also coming up in the nearby Princess Park, which will be connected to the memorial via a tunnel. However, we’ll have to wait for that a bit - as it’s not likely to be completed by Independence Day. 

The concentric circles are said to represent the journey of a soldier from birth to martyrdom. The second circle will represent an open gallery called Veer Chakra, while the third and fourth will be called Tyag Chakra and the fifth will be called a Rakshak Chakra. 

Once it’s ready, you can spot a part of it while standing at Vijay Chowk! So if you’re lucky enough to find a seat at the Independence Day parade this year, make sure you look out for this memorial, or maybe just take an early morning stroll to India Gate to spot this new beauty! 

Sourced Via Hindustan Times