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Government Of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
(16-May, 2013 19:52 IST )

Construction of ‘Rashtriya Smriti’ at the Samadhis Complex in New Delhi.


The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the construction of a ‘Rashtriya Smriti’ at the Samadhis Complex near Ekta Sthal in New Delhi, to establish a place to perform last rites of departed national leaders namely Presidents, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers, former Presidents, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers and such other leaders as decided by the Cabinet.

In the past, separate memorials for departed national leaders were created near Rajghat which covered a large space. In view of Cabinet decision taken in the year 2000 that “Henceforth Government shall not develop any Samadhi for departed leaders” and the paucity of land at the Samadhis Complex area, ‘Rashtriya Smriti’ is being developed to perform last rites of departed national leaders. The Smriti area will provide space for last rites of departed national leaders in future, besides space for a public gathering.

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