The National War Memorial was dedicated to the Armed Forces by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India one year ago on 25 Feb 2019. It is a tribute by the grateful nation to its fallen heroes in the line of duty during various external wars and Internal security challenges that the Armed Forces of the country have faced since 1947.

Ever since its dedication to the Armed Forces a year back, the memorial has witnessed an enthusiastic participation with over 21 lakh visitors, both foreign and domestic. Over 5000-7000 people visit the monument every day which includes large numbers of school student from NCR. Hon’ble President and the Hon’ble Prime Minister have paid tribute thrice at the Memorial in the last one year. The most poignant moment of the day is the wreath-laying ceremony, which is conducted every evening, wherein one of the next of kin of martyrs lay the wreath at Amar Chakra.

The first anniversary events commenced from 22 Feb with a static band display by three services on three consecutive days. A wreath laying ceremony by the Chief of Defence Staff along with veterans from the three services was organised at National War Memorial on 25 Feb 2020. A Quiz competition, based on Indian military history, will also be held on 26th  Feb 2020 comprising students from schools and colleges across Delhi. It was a great opportunity for citizens to observe and interact with members of the armed forces and take part in celebration of independent India's first National War Memorial.