The Guwahati War Memorial is in close proximity
to the Dighalipukhuri park in Latasil of Guwahati. The War Memorial in Guwahati
is dedicated to the heroes past who fought and upheld the nation but died in
the line of action.
On the 18th of May, 2015, the building of the war
Memorial started with the foundation being the first part but it wasn’t until
December 2016 that the public was allowed access into the War Memorial.
The Memorial was built as a sign of respect for
the fallen heroes who laid down their lives For India. The major reason for the
memorial is so that youths and the newer generations can understand the
importance of patriotism and selfless service to our beloved country, also, to
acknowledge the selfless service and sacrifice laid down by our brave soldiers
who died protecting lives, properties and our country.
The War Memorial was established with the sole
aim of acknowledging respect for our beloved heroes, the building of the
memorial is an epitome of great architectural skills showcasing beautiful
designs. Ever since it was established, it has become a very famous place for
tourism in Guwahati.
Inside the war Memorial Is a copy of ‘Amar Jawan’
and a few of the Saraighat battle replicas. The memorial is a brilliant idea
thought out by Rajya Sainik Board of the State government, it is also very nice
way of beautifying the place.
Information on the Guwahati War Memorial
structure of the Guwahati War Memorial
The park is no doubt built with extreme beauty
and finesse. The entry way into the memorial is designed with a huge Armoured
tank that was donated by the Indian army and the Airforce, the tank was used
during the war.
Going further inside, there’s the brilliant
showcasing of the Great Sariaghat Battle that was fought by two parties (the
Mughals and the Ahoms).
The tale is.centered on the chief of all the
warriors – Lachit Barphukan and the thought to create awareness to let the
Assam people always remember the selfless service and the sacrifices of all
wars fought so Assam State can be saved from enemies.
Going further, there are some sculptures on a
boat which gives the view an illusion of a war fought in the sea. Apart from
this, the Guwahati Memorial showcases places from Kargil war, the Indian Navy
attack on Karachi in 1971 and also the Indo-China war.
Also, the memorial also showcases a copy of ‘Amar
Jawan’. The surrounding of the memorial is decorated with trimmed green gardens
where people can sit out and haves small picnic, it also depicts true heroism.
to Get to Guwahati
Guwahati is no doubt one of the most connected
cities in the whole of Assam, the road network makes movement very easy. To get
to the memorial which is somewhere near the Dighalipukhuri park located in
Latasil, a number of options are available; you can take a bus from any of the
bus stations close to you or you can use a taxi that will take you straight to
the memorial. Another option available is to use any of the car hire services
that you feel comfortable with.