Jammu’s Police Memorial- An ode to the police force

By August 31 , 2017
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In an effort to pay due respects and commemorate the sacrifices of the police personnel for the country, the J & K Police Housing Corporation held an architectural competition for the design of the Police Memorial. Saakaar Foundation and Ashok Purie & Associates’s joint entry was declared as the winner. Indian Structural Engineer worked on the structural design for the same.

The concept for the design emerged out of an outward projecting pylon structure, rising 20 m above the raised platform, supporting a symbolic canopy. Steel ropes were used for the same, helping to restrain the pylons in the middle. Under the canopy, in the centre, a flame is used to depict the life of the policemen. The flame has kept as a primary element providing light to the surrounding around with the water body it rests upon acting as the oil to fuel the fire. A black-granite pedestal holds a rifle and a helmet of a soldier which is a reminder about the braveness of the soldiers. No tall trees were used around the memorial to maintain the height of the memorial. Light has been used in a dramatic way to highlight the memorial and the landscaped site during night.

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