India made its history in the construction of memorials and statues, which helps in recognizing and preserving political memories. These act as reminders of important historical events or people, and they aid in retaining the past alive.
List of memorials of Indian leaders:
|Name of the Indian Leader||MemorialNames||Position Hold||Location|
|Mahatma Gandhi||Raj Ghat||Father of the Nation||Delhi|
|B.R. Ambedkar||Chaitya Bhoomi||Political leader and Philosopher||Dadar(Maharashtra)|
|P. V. Narasimha Rao||P.V. Ghat||9th Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|K.R. Narayanan||Ekta Sthal (Karma Bhoomi)||10th President of India||Delhi|
|Chandra Shekhar||Jannayak Sthal||Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|Indira Gandhi||Shakti Sthal||3rd Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|Jawaharlal Nehru||Shantivan||1st Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|Rajiv Gandhi||Veer Bhumi||6th Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|Shankar Dayal Sharma||Karma Bhumi||9th President of India||Delhi|
|Choudhary Charan Singh||Kisan Ghat||5th Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|Gulzarilal Nanda||Narayan Ghat||Acting Prime Minister of India||Ahmedabad(Gujarat)|
|Krishna Kant||Nigambhoot Ghat||Vice President of India||Delhi|
|Morarji Desai||Abhay Ghat||4th Prime Minister of India||Ahmedabad(Gujarat)|
|Dr. Rajendra Prasad||Mahaprayan Ghat||1st President of India||Patna(Bihar)|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri||Vijay Ghat||2nd Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|Devi Lal||Sangharsh Sthal||Deputy Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|I. K. Gujral||Smiriti Sthal||12th Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
|Giani Zail Singh||Ekta Sthal||7th President of India||Delhi|
|Jag Jivan Ram||Samta Sthal||Deputy Prime Minister of India||Delhi|
List of the memorials of leaders of the world:
|Funeral and burial of Abraham Lincoln||April 19 to May 3, 1865||Eastern and Midwest United State|
|State funeral of Victor Marie Hugo||June 1, 1885||Paris|
|State funeral of Ulysses S. Grant||August 6 to 8, 1885||New York City, New York, United States|
|Funeral of Wilhelm I||March 12 to 16, 1888||Berlin|
|Two state funerals of Kalākaua||January 22, 1891||San Francisco|
|Funerals of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht||June 13, 1919||near Berlin|
|Funeral of Michael Collins||27 August 1922,||Dublin|
|Funeral of Engelbert Dollfuss||July 30, 1934||Vienna|
|Funeral of Paul von Hindenburg||August 6 to 7, 1934||Tannenberg Memorial|
|Commemoration of Nelson Mandela||December 10 to 15, 2013||Johannesburg, Pretoria|
Significance of memorials and statues of Indian as well as world-famous leaders
- Political symbols play a vital role in understanding the way how a nation is depicted and fed into the imagination of its citizens.
- While many of the statues and memorials serve to create an impression on public memory, there are still some structures that transform to wide spaces of empowerment, specifically concerning the underprivileged.
- The chief minister builds several memorials and parks as a tribute to Dalit icons such as B.R. Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram and hosts the statues of other leaders including those from upper castes as well.
- Statues such as the Ambedkar statues and the statues in Uttar Pradesh reflect the meaning of poverty and illiteracy where they are in operation.
- Such symbolic means represent political implications, promoting ideals of citizenship and profound nationhood among the politically destitute where the state partially fails.
- The Ambedkar statue stands out to be one of the significant features of the Dalit movement in the country today.
Memorials and statues of great Indian, as well as world leaders, play a significant role in the political enhancement of any country. It shows the significance of the leaders’ actions and their movements which they did when they were alive. So it also shows their importance in a significant way.