Rahul Gandhi To Lay Foundation Stone Of Amar Jawan Jyoti


Raipur: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will lay the foundation stone of ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ and inaugurate Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Bhumiheen Krishi Mazduur Yojana in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur today.

The eternal flame will be lit on the premises of ‘Chaithi Vahini Chhattisgarh Armed forces’ at Mana in Raipur as a mark of tribute to soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the country, state government officials said.

Besides, a wall with names of Martyrs, memorial tower and VVIP platform will also be set up at Amar Jawan Jyoti in Chhattisgarh.

The memorial tower will be set up of sandstone, brown white marble granite in front of a crescent-shaped wall. A memento will be made on its top. Rifle and helmet will be in the form of insignia 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 ignited 24 hours by fuel supply through underground pipelines.

A fort-like two-storey building will be constructed just in front of the memorial tower, the length of the base of which will be 150 feet and the width will be 90 feet. The height of this building will be 40 feet.

During his day-long visit to Chhattisgarh, Gandhi will also launch two state government schemes — ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana’ and ‘Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club’ at a programme at Science College, Raipur.

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