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Memorial to Covid warriors to be built at Delhi Assembly premises


The Delhi Assembly will build a memorial to the ‘coronavirus warriors’ at its premises, comprising doctors, nurses and paramedics, sanitation workers and teachers to honor their supreme sacrifice and remarkable work during the pandemic, said President Ram Niwas Goel said on Sunday.

Goel said the memorial would most likely be unveiled on January 26 next year.

Many doctors, nurses, sanitation workers and others have died from COVID-19 in the line of duty. They made the supreme sacrifice to save humanity during the pandemic, the Delhi Assembly Speaker said.

“So, in their honor, we will be building a corona warrior memorial at the Delhi Assembly. A stone inscription, containing information about their duty and their supreme sacrifice, will be erected. This should be completed by January 26 of next year, ” Goel told PTI.

He said the stone inscription will also have a small structure engraved with symbols or signs (stethoscope, broom, injection, etc.) related to the Corona warriors.

” Signs of corona warriors such as injections, machine to check blood pressure, stethoscope, books, broom etc. will be carved on a small wall-like structure.

The designs for these have been prepared and work on the project continues. We hope to unveil the memorial on January 26 next year, ” Goel said.

He said the corona warrior memorial will be built behind the statue of Vithalbhai Patel at the Delhi Assembly premises, near the entrance gates.

The president said that the Historic Delhi Assembly will be transformed into a tourist spot where people can also watch a 25-minute film depicting the history of the freedom fighters, the House and the city.

Goel also said that other tourism activities such as digital presentation of the history of freedom fighters on the lines from Gandhi Darshan to Rajghat will be developed.

“We are building a room containing a digital board showing the history of the country, city and freedom fighters like Gandhi Ji, Bhagat Singh, etc. These digital boards will all be touch screens and visitors will be able to witness the glorious past of the city and country with just a touch, ” Goel said.

The Delhi Assembly has a rich heritage as it was built in 1911 and was used as the Central Legislative Assembly after the country’s capital was moved from Kolkata to Delhi in 1912.

The building was emptied in 1926 when the Central Legislative Assembly was moved to the current Lok Sabha building.

This Delhi Assembly building was later turned into a court by the British.

A few years ago, a British era tunnel was also discovered under the Central Hall of the Delhi Assembly.

As part of pro-tourist initiatives, Goel said, the British-era tunnel and execution hall will also be unveiled at the Delhi Assembly by January 26.

Almost 70 percent of the construction work on the British-era Fansi Ghar (the room that used to hang revolutionaries) has been completed. We hope to open it by January 26, ” Goel said.

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