Kurukshetra: Masana village to donate land for partition memorial : The Tribune India


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British Sharma

Kurukshetra, July 27

A memorial will be erected on 25 acres here in memory of those who lost their lives during partition in 1947.

The Panchnad Smarak Trust owns 25 acres in the village of Masana and will hand it over to the state government for the construction of a memorial, modeled on a memorial being built in Ambala in memory of the heroes of the uprising of 1857.

There is also a project to build a faculty of medicine. The project is expected to cost around Rs 200 crore. The cost of land is around Rs 25 lakh to Rs 27 lakh per acre.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar laid the foundation stone for the memorial in 2015.

Speaking to The Tribune, Thanesar MP and State Chairman of the Panchnad Memorial Trust, Subhash Sudha said: “The pain of partition can never be forgotten. People were killed, they lost their homes and their belongings. The Panchnad Shahidi Smarak is an ambitious project for the trust for which it has decided to hand over 25 acres of land to the state government. The objective is to pay tribute to the victims and also to make the younger generation aware of the history and the sacrifices made to obtain independence.

“Incidents that occurred during the score, including how people traveled by train, on foot and via other modes, will be depicted through images. Statues of famous personalities will be installed and different mediums will be used to tell the story. “Partition story. A full proposal has been prepared. The government will soon hire architects for the project,” he added.

On the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Vibhajan Vibhishika Smriti Diwas will be observed on August 14 in Kurukshetra, and the land will be handed over to the state government on this occasion, the MP said. About 1.50 lakh people from across the country are expected to attend the event.

25 acres to be handed over for the project

  • The Panchnad Smarak Trust owns 25 acres in Masana village and it will hand it over to the state for the memorial
  • There is also a proposal to build a medical school; the project is expected to cost around Rs 200 crore

Objective to pay tribute to the victims

The Panchnad Shahidi Smarak is an ambitious project… The objective is to pay tribute to the victims and to make the younger generation aware of the history and the sacrifices made for Independence. — Subhash Sudha, MP for Thanesar

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