Jammu:The Tiger Division of Indian Army celebrated the 75 th ‘Republic Day’ at Balidan Stambh War Memorial on 26 January 2024. In the true spirit of Indian Army, the supreme sacrifice of our gallant bravehearts was honoured.
Honourable Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha laid wreath at ‘Eternal Flame’ of the memorial to pay tribute to the fallen heroes with ceremonial guard of honour in presence of other ranks of the Tiger
Balidan Stambh meaning ‘Tower of Sacrifice’, has been constructed to commemorate the sacrifice of soldiers who laid down their lives who attained martyrdom in service of the motherland on soils of Jammu and Kashmir in various battles and counter insurgency operations since independence. Being the country’s tallest war memorial with the tower height of 60 meters, Balidan Stambh was built in 2009 at a cost of rupees 120 million expanding over 21 acres.
A necklace of 52 memorial pillars entails 7512 Braveheart names and murals of 09 Param Veer Chakras and 27 Ashok Chakras have been constructed on the inscription wall of the memorial. The historic day of 26 January is observed every year at Balidan Stambh with pride to mark the ‘Republic Day’ celebrations.