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PM to inaugurate ‘Smriti Van Memorial’ in Anjar town of Kutch on 2nd day of his Gujarat visit today

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Veer Balak Memorial in Kutch, Gujarat today. The then Chief Minister of Gujarat and the current PM had announced to build a memorial.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Veer Balak Memorial in Anjar city of Kutch, Gujarat on Sunday. This monument is in memory of those who died in the 2001 earthquake. During the 26 January 2001, earthquake in Gujarat, 185 school children and 20 teachers were buried under the rubble of nearby buildings while attending a rally in Anjar town of Kutch.

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The tragedy of this incident was seen all over the world. The then Chief Minister Narendra Modi had announced to build a memorial in the memory of these children. Now this memorial is ready outside Anjar city and the Prime Minister will inaugurate it. The construction work of this memorial has been completed under the guidance of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. 100 family members of the deceased have been invited to attend the inauguration.

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The Children’s Museum is spread over five sections. This museum dedicated to the dead children is under construction in five sections. The first section presents photographs of the deceased and memories of the past. After that, in the destruction section, memorials to the dead children and their replicas showing the rubble are presented. After that a special room has been made to experience the earthquake. Here the earthquake will be felt on the simulator and on the video screen as well.

In addition, the process of occurrence of earthquakes, scientific reasons and other necessary details are included in the section. In the closing gallery, visitors are asked questions about their earthquake experiences. To pay tribute, the names of the children have been put in the memorial outside the Prakashanj Museum. Here the names of innocent children and teachers who were victimized on the wall are written along with their pictures.

To pay homage to him, a powerful beacon has been built here, the light emanating from which will be visible in the city of Anjar.

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