Anil Vij along with officers of various departments inspected the Samarak being constructed in Ambala Cantonment
Ambala : Haryana Home and Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that a grand Shahid Samarak is being constructed in Ambala Cantonment in the memory of those unsung heroes who were martyred in the first war of independence in 1857.
History will be displayed in the best and lively manner in the Samarak and efforts will be made that people reach back to 1857 from 2022 when the bugle of independence was sounded from Ambala Cantonment.
Sh. Vij was interacting with the media persons on Saturday afternoon after inspecting the Samarak being constructed on 22 acres of land on GT Road in Ambala Cantonment. He said that history will be shown live in the Samarak.
He said that the British always called the first war of independence a rebellion and tried to suppress history. But, our historians have found many facts after searching and they have brought history to the light.
He said that the remaining work in the Samarak would be completed soon and the interior work would also be tendered in the coming week. It is expected that this will be completed soon and the Samarak will be opened for the whole world soon.
He said that during the inspection, the issue of separate feeder and water drainage for the Samarak has been discussed with the officials. He also told that a letter has been written to include the historian of Ambala in the team of historians that has been prepared to display the history in the memorial.
A book has been written by the historian in which many new facts have been uncovered. These facts were acquired from a book by an English author. Whatever information comes to us will be displayed in the Samarak, he said. Significantly, a Samarak dedicated to the 1857 revolution is being constructed in Ambala Cantonment.
At the same time, during the inspection, Superintendent Engineer of PWD Sultan Kaushik, Superintendent Engineer of Irrigation Department AK Raghuvanshi, Executive Engineer Ritesh Agarwal, Executive Engineer Raj Kumar, Executive Engineer Ritesh Nandal, Executive Engineer Ranbir Tyagi, Architect Renu Khanna, Mandal Pradhan Rajiv Dimple, Surendra Tiwari, Deepak Bhasin, Parminder Sharma and others were present.
*Discussed with the officials regarding the work of horticulture*
Home Minister Anil Vij started the inspection of the Samarak from the main entry. He discussed with the officials about the works of horticulture in the Samarak. He directed that plant saplings should be planted here according to a theme, which looks beautiful.
*Discussion held regarding parking area*
Vij discussed with the officials about the main entry as well as the parking area of the Samarak. He directed the officials that the construction of the parking area should be completed soon. Officials informed that there is a provision to park more than 400 cars and many buses in the parking area.
*Inspected the site fixed for the helipad*
The Home Minister also inspected the space earmarked for the helipad in the Shaheed Smarak and visited it. A space has been earmarked for the helipad on the rear side of the Samarak. Home Minister discussed the matter with the officials and expressed satisfaction at the place fixed.
*Directions given to prepare a plan regarding drainage and feeder*
During the inspection, Minister Vij discussed with the officials regarding water drainage and installation of power feeders. He said that the Shaheed Samarak is being built on 22 acres of land and in such a situation; there should be adequate arrangements for drainage. Also, he discussed the installation of a separate power feeder for the Samarak.
*Minister Vij took information about the construction works in the museum and tower*
Home Minister Anil Vij visited various areas of the museum in the Samarak and to get information about the construction works. After this, the minister got information about the construction works in the Shahid Tower.
The Minister was apprised by the officials that the construction work of Tower is in the final stages and this work will be completed soon. Apart from this, Minister Vij also discussed other works with the officials.