Chandigarh War Memorial
perhaps the largest War
Memorial of the country,
with nearly 8459 names of
the Deceased Soldiers since
1947 from Army Air Force and
Navy stands located in the
serene and beautiful
Bougainvillea garden of
Chandigarh and was
inaugurated by H’ble
President of India Dr. A. P.
J. Abdul Kalam on 17th
Chandigarh War Memorial is
dedicated to those who laid their lives defending the country since
independence. The Memorial, lists the names of Martyrs from Punjab, Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh. War Memorial is an
expression of Nation’s gratitude for the supreme made by its bravest children to
this generation & those to come. Chandigarh War Memorial serves as a reminder of
the supreme sacrifice that some citizens make so that the Nation can live in
The ground breaking ceremony
was performed by Gen. S.F. Rodrigues (Retd.) Governor of Punjab & Administrator
of UT Chandigarh on June 11, 2005.
LT. Gen. J.F.R. Jacob (Retd.),
a 1971 War Hero, who was Governor of Punjab & Administrator of the Union
Territory of Chandigarh, conceived the plan for this Memorial. He called it
‘SHANDAR YADGAR’ (Magnificent Memorial) while laying its foundation stone on
April 28th, 2004.
Thus, Chandigarh War
Memorial is a remarkable milestone in the history of Chandigarh, dedicated to
those who laid their lives defending the country since independence.
The War Memorial has been set up by
Chandigarh Administration with the help of the Indian Express.