The Haryana government has decided to build memorials in villages of the state as a tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the motherland, a minister said on Friday.
Haryana Agriculture, Development and Panchayats Minister O.P Dhankar said that the memorials were being built to ensure that the youth draw inspiration from them.
“Their heroic saga would be imprinted on such memorials. The scheme regarding construction of war memorials has been approved by Chief Minister Manohar Lal. Haryana is famous for its heroic sagas the world over,” Dhankar added.
He said that memorials would be constructed to state recipients of the Param Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra and Vir Chakra. Memorials to the recipients of the Victoria Cross in the First and Second World Wars would also be built, he added.
“The memorial would be built in the same village to which the warrior belonged. The heroic saga and the biography of the brave soldier would also be imprinted on the memorial,” the minister said.
Haryana has a long history of men joining the defence forces. The state has thousands of serving personnel and ex-servicemen in every district.