The Khannagar puja committee will pay tribute to the Indian soldiers by showcasing their difficult life at Tiger Hill and Siachen posts at its pandal. Atleast 50 artisans were working to create a replica on the welcome arch, 60 ft high and 40 ft wide and cost Rs 10 lakh.
The replica was made from plater of paris and held up by a structure of bamboo. At one end of the arch Siachen was recreated while at the other end the Tiger Hill post will be replicated. The puja committee has also prepared 14 fiber statues of soldiers, even fibre replicas of jeep and war tanks used by the Army and these statues to be installed on the welcome arch.
Besides, to make the welcome arch more interesting and attractive, fireworks will be used which will give an impression of firing from war tanks. A replica of the tricolour will be fixed atop Siachen Hill.
Even a special Shaheed Manch will be erected near the welcome arch, where photographs of the 18 soldiers killed in Uri by terrorists will be displayed and a replica of Amar Jawan Jyoti will also be installed near it.
Courtesy : Times of India