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Budget 2014: More funds for war memorial and national police memorial


New Delhi: Announcing the setting-up of a war memorial at Princes Park, New Delhi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that it will be supplemented by a war museum.

Making this announcement while presenting his first budget in the Lok Sabha today, the Minister allocated a sum of Rs 100 crore for the projects.

Jaitley said that country is deeply indebted to the officers and the jawans of the armed forces for having made huge sacrifices to defend its honour. In doing so, a very large number of them gave up their lives. He said “It is a privilege for the nation to erect a befitting memorial in their memory”.

Jaitley also announced the construction of a befitting National Police Memorial and proposed to allocate a sum of Rs 50 crore for this purpose.
He said the nation is equally indebted to the officers and the jawans of the police forces, including the central armed police forces, who are constantly engaging with the enemy within and in the process sacrificing their lives in the line of duty.