Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday reviewed the preparedness for the inauguration of Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum (PSWHMM) at Amritsar, which will be dedicated to the nation on October 23.
While presiding over a meeting here to monitor the arrangements for the event, Badal was apprised that a number of top military officers, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, and a number of ex-defence services chiefs have already confirmed their attendance at the event, an official release said.
Three foreign guests, High Mackay, UK co-trustee in the Sikh Pioneer and Sikh LI Regimental Association, Colonel Tom Conway, who served in the Guides Cavalry before and during World War-II and Devinder Dhillon of the Chhatri Memorial Group, Brighton (UK) will also attend the event, it said.
It was also informed in the meeting that as many as 20,000 ex-servicemen/war widows are expected to attend the function.
Students of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Academy and Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Academy will also participate in the inaugural ceremony of the War Memorial and Museum, the release said.
"This world class state-of-the-art project costing Rs 130 crore would encompass the entire military history kaleidoscope spanning 2,000 years of history of greater Punjab," the Chief Minister said.
Badal said the memorial is a fitting tribute to the valour and sacrifices made by soldiers and officers of the armed forces in service to the nation.