|Mutiny Memorial, Delhi ytimg.com|
|Mutiny Memorial, Delhi Inditales|
Located on the Rani Jhansi Road, Kashmiri Gate in Delhi, the memorial was originally built by the British in 1863 in memory of those officers and soldiers of the Delhi Field Force martyred in the uprising. It was on 15th August 1972, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of India’s Independence, the Mutiny Memorial was converted into a memorial of the Indian Soldiers who lost their lives, braving against the British during the tumultuous period. It was renamed as “Ajitgarh” (place of unvanquished) and the names of the martyrs of this first major revolt against British subjugation were also etched at the memorial.
Built in the Victorian Gothic Style, the Mutiny Memorial is an octagonal tapering tower rising 33 meters high from a two-tier platform, and its ornamental facade made up of red sandstone is quite impressive. Lowest tier consists of seven faces, containing memorial plaques. One face has a staircase to get to the top. The memorial stands majestically close to Ashoka pillar and its appearance is enhanced by the surrounding lush greenery called the Kamala Nehru Ridge Forest, Lots of people visit this memorial that connects the young generation with our horrible past under the merciless British yoke.