Modi In Gujarat, Day 2: PM To Inaugurate ‘Veer Balak Memorial’ In Kutch Today

Modi In Gujarat, Day 2: PM To Inaugurate ‘Veer Balak Memorial’ In Kutch Today

New Delhi: On the second day of his visit to Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Veer Balak Memorial’ in Anjar town of Kutch on Sunday. The Memorial has been built to commemorate the loss of lives of 185 school children and 20 teachers on January 26, 2001 who were buried under the rubble of nearby buildings while attending a rally in Anjar town of Kutch during the tragic 2001 Gujarat earthquake. 

The tragedy of this incident was noticed all over the world. The then Chief Minister Narendra Modi had announced the construction of a memorial of these children. Now, this memorial is ready outside Anjar city and the Prime Minister will inaugurate it.

The construction of this memorial has been completed under the guidance of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. Hundred family members of the deceased victims have been invited for the inauguration. 

The Children’s Museum is spread over five sections. This museum dedicated to deceased children is under construction in five sections. The first section presents pictures of the deceased and memories of the past. After that, in the destruction section, the memorials of the dead children and their replicas are presented showing the debris. 

After that, a special room has been made to experience the earthquake. Here the earthquake will be felt with a simulator and also on the video screen. Apart from that, the process of earthquake occurrence, scientific reasons and other necessary details have been included in the section. In the concluding gallery, visitors are asked questions about their earthquake experiences.

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For giving tributes, the names of children have been put up in a memorial erected outside the Prakashpunj museum. Here the names of the innocent children and teachers who were victims are written on the wall along with their pictures. A powerful “Prakashpunj” has been built here to pay tribute to them, the light emanating from which will be visible throughout the city of Anjar.