Memorial to Guru Tegh Bahadur unveiled in Delhi

July 30th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS  

Rahul Gandhi New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Constructed over an area of 11.87 acres, the aesthetic and grand Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial, dedicated to the ninth Sikh guru, was unveiled here Friday.

It was inaugurated by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana.

“I am every happy to inaugurate the memorial which is dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. He is not only in the heart of Sikhs but he is in the heart of each one of us,” Gandhi said.

The three arches of the memorial represent the three disciples of Guru Tegh Bahadur, who sacrificed their lives to protect human values, Gandhi said.

Constructed at a cost of Rs.25 crore, the central pylon of the memorial is 24 metres high, with LED lights installed at the top.

The foundation stone of this memorial was laid by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in 2004.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely apart from many people of the Sikh community were present on the occasion.

“This memorial is a precious diamond which will be known all over the world. The memorial features 40 plaques inscribed with the fundamental tenets of Sikhism,” said Diskhit.

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