Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Chhattisgarh’s Raipur today to lay the foundation stone of ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ and inaugurate Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdur Yojana.
According to an official statement, Amar Jawan Jyoti will be built on the premises of the 4th Battalion, Chhattisgarh Armed Forces Mana, Raipur. The flame of Chhattisgarh Amar Jawan Jyoti will continue to burn in honor of the martyrs.
“We will honor the martyrdom of the sons of Chhattisgarh who sacrificed their lives for the country by participating in uniformed services as well as the Bravehearts of the country who sacrificed their lives in Chhattisgarh through ‘Chhattisgarh Amar Jawan Jyoti’,” said Chief Minister Bhupesh Bagel.
A wall with names of martyrs, memorial tower and VVIP platform will also be erected at Amar Jawan Jyoti in Chhattisgarh. The wall will be built with brown marble with the names of Martyrs engraved on it. This crescent-shaped wall will be about 25 feet high and about 30 feet long, and the thickness of this wall will be 3 feet.
The memorial tower is constructed of sandstone, brown white marble and granite in front of a crescent-shaped wall. A keepsake is made on the top. Rifle and helmet will be in the form of badges on the base in front of the memorial tower. The flame of Chhattisgarh Amar Jawan Jyoti will be lit in front of this symbol which will be lit for 24 hours by fueling through underground pipelines.
Just in front of the memorial tower, a two-story fortress-like building will be built, whose base will be 50 feet long and 90 feet wide. The height of this building will be 40 feet.
Gandhi will also inaugurate the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdur Yojana of the Chhattisgarh government.
Under this scheme, the Chhattisgarh government will provide an annual financial aid of Rs 6000 to rural landless families. Registration for the scheme started in September last year.