BHOPAL: Parents are bringing their wards to the Shourya Smarak feeling a sense of responsibility to make them aware of the Indian soldier’s sacrifice while the youths are coming to know the history of war.

Dedicated to the nation by PM Narendra Modi just a couple of days back, they said this war memorial is a holy place and one should not consider it as a picnic spot.

Visitors also get puzzled as there are no such descriptive boards at the established sculptures.

A good number of people are reaching the Shourya Smarak premises, interested in clicking the selfies at every possible spot and having curiosity about the sculptures.

While talking to them almost every person complained that they are not able to know about the sculptures and their purpose of establishment.

One more special point which came to notice that the parents brought their daughters to the Smarak and left their sons to decide if they wanted to come.

Fazil Ansari: “At least a display board should be there to provide better information, I feel proud f army and their brave story of sacrifice.”

Muhamad Bashir: “I have brought my daughters to let them know about the soldiers who have laid their lives so that we can live happily.” Ilma: The student of 11th standard says that the Smarak is a good place to get general knowledge. “The visit to the facility has got me and my sisters highly impressed by the armed forces”, she said.

Suyog Parwikar: The student pursuing CA said, “After having come here I feel connected with the army, for the first time I came to know about the ranks of the army personnel.”

Madan Parwikar: “The state government has done a tremendous work by establishing the Smarak. Establishing the Smarak was challenging and to make the dream come true was an even harder task. This memorial is very precious, people are touching the things and they should be stopped.”

Manisha Bhandari: “I had little idea about what our soldiers’ life is like, but the museum has made me more informed about the harsh life the Indian soldiers lead. I have brought my daughter here so that she can understand and can see what we have forgotten”. Bhandari also added that “Today’s generation has no knowledge of the wartime sufferings, they are engrossed in computer and smart phones, it’s a landmark establishment for the state and it should be further extended.”She also complained that “The sculptures are not having any descriptions and we are not able to understand about them.”

Divita Bhandari: A student of 7th standard in St Joseph’s Convent School said, “I had feeling of patriotism when I visited various places on the premises, I feel that schools should plan trip to the Smarak to get the students to know about the Indian army”.

Varisha Ansari said’ The engineering student said, “After coming here I came to know that what is the warfront, date of birth and date of death of the soldiers show that in very young age they have done exceptional work for the nation.”

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