PM Modi Inaugurates ‘Smriti Van’ Earthquake Memorial in Kutch, Gujarat
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated India's first earthquake memorial Smriti Van to the nation in Bhuj, Gujarat on 28 August 2022.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Smriti Van is a unique memorial in which the names of more than 12,000 people who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake in January 2001 have been inscribed.
This monument is built on top of Bhujiyo hill which is spread over 470 acres of land.
It is the first such memorial in the country.
An earthquake simulator has been installed in the monument which will provide the real experience of the earthquake to the visitors.
A state-of-the-art Smriti Van Earthquake Museum has also been built in this.
Features of the memorial :
The museum displays Gujarat's topography, reconstruction initiatives and success stories after the 2001 earthquake, and provides information on future preparedness for a variety of disasters.
It has a block to recreate the feel of an earthquake with the help of a 5D simulator and also a block to pay tribute to the lost souls.
The eight-block and 11,500-square-metre museum will showcase the Harappan civilization of the region.
The museum also has 50 audio-visual models, a hologram, interactive projection and virtual reality facilities for visitors.
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