The much-awaited Vikrant Memorial is finally ready and will be inaugurated by the Vikrant Memorial Forum (VKF) in a glittering ceremony on January 25.
Commodore Medioma Bhada (retd), an ex-pilot who served on the warship, took efforts to keep the memory of Vikrant alive. As part of the memorial, the remnants of the famous warship will be displayed as a monument, which will be installed at the traffic island. The open-air memorial, designed by sculptor Kaizan Khambatta, will provide glimpses of the warship to Mumbaikars.
“It will be an aesthetic monument, which gives a better idea of Vikrant being an aircraft carrier. Its parts have been maintained in pristine condition,” said Commodore Medioma Bhada (retd), who was instrumental in bringing Vikrant back to life. “We have made a concrete foundation at the island on which the monument will be installed in a couple of days. It will be illuminated at night for magnificent viewing. In addition to this, new railings and a lawn have also been put around the island.”