Bhopal: Today PM Modi will be inaugurating the newly built war memorial Shaurya Samarak and address a meeting of former servicemen at Lal Pared ground. He will also be accompanied by all the three chiefs of the defence forces. According to the Public Relations department, PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive at the Bhopal airport around 4 pm.
He will also call on Acharya Vidysagar Maharaj at the Habibganj Jain temple.
The war memorial is in close proximity to the Madhya Pradesh state secretariat and covers an area of 12 acres. The war memorial will have a 62-feet pillar in which will be inscribed the names of those who have laid down their lives for the country from Madhya Pradesh. It will also depict the life of a soldier in the form of a Son-et-Lumiere (light and sound show) . People can light lamps and pay obeisance to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Security was heightened in the Madhya Pradesh capital ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here on Friday, said police official.
Railway stations, airports, bus terminals, important markets and localities in the city were secured ahead of the high profile visit. Vehicles were screened at different check points to ensure no untoward incident occur.