The six bronze murals located at the National War Memorial in Veerta Chakra Zone, depicts famous battles fought by Indian Armed Forces, have been drafted by noted Artist Ram Sutar, also credited with the design of the “Statue of Unity”.
On Monday, dedicated to the country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the War Memorial’s design draws inspiration from “Chakravyuh” formation and development of four thematic concentric circles with a tall ceremonial obelisk at its centre, which bears the eternal flame.
The Noida-based Sculptor, who is also a Padma Bhushan-recipient has attended the inauguration event also made created the chest of 21 awardees of PVC (Param Veer Chakra), which is nation’s highest wartime gallantry medal that dots the Param Yoddha Sthal, constructed close to the main memorial.
Mr. Sutar told sources that “after the ‘Statue of Unity” Project, this was another project that I am proud of. I have tried to depict the war scenes to replicate a battlefield.”
His other iconic works include a towering 70-feet Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Patna.
The National War Memorial’s layout is located behind the India Gate canopy and across the National Stadium, which consists of radially outwards, four concentric circles, named “Amar Chakra” or ‘Circle of Immorality”, “Tyag Chakra” or Circle of Sacrifice, “Veerta Chakra” or Circle of Bravery, and “Rakshak Chakra” or Circle of Protection.
The Veerta Chakra Zone faces 156.5-meter obelisk is housed inside the sunken area, which takes visitors down to its from the surface level.