Shakti Sthal

Shakti Sthal which means the ‘Place of Power and Strength’ is the memorial site of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the first lady and only Prime Minister of India. It is named after her strong determination and positive attitude towards the betterment of her Country. It is situated southeast of Red Fort between the banks of Yamuna River and Mahatma Gandhi Marg known as the main Ring Road. The last rituals and rites of Smt. Indira Gandhi were conducted at the Shakti Sthal Memorial ground and her cremation was completed on the place where a monolith stone of grey-reddish colour stand erect today and the site was covered by a marble platform in her honour. The night before her assassination, Smt. Indira Gandhi had given a speech which reads ‘I do not mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation’. The Memorial ground is covered in immense greenery and dotted with shady trees that create a serene ambience around this area.

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