Amar Jawan Jyoti will be fused with the flame at the National War Memorial
According to military authorities, the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at India Gate will be fused with the light at the National War Memorial after 50 years.
The Amar Jawan Jyoti structure was built and illuminated in honour of the troops who died in the 1971 India-Pakistan war, which India won and led to the establishment of Bangladesh. On January 26, 1972, it was launched by Indira Gandhi, the then-prime minister of India.
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After 50 years, India Gate’s Amar Jawan Jyoti to be doused, merged with flame at National War Memorial – India News https://t.co/y9uwCEsHVv
— Bhavika Kapoor ✋ (@BhavikaKapoor5) January 20, 2022
According to military authorities, the flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti will be united with the flame of the National War Memorial, which is barely 400 metres away on the opposite side of India Gate.
The Swarnim Vijay Varsh triumph flame, which commemorated India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, was fused with the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame on December 16, 2021, at the National War Memorial.
I love and admire the move of the government, like many other actions ie war memorial, central vista, etc. https://t.co/p6uYscW0JN
— Capt Suresh Sharma (@captsureshss38) January 21, 2022
Amar Jawan Jyoti.
During the British administration, the 42-meter-high All India War Memorial Arch was created to commemorate troops who died in the First World War (1914–1918) and the Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919). Soldiers’ names are engraved on the surface of the monument.
The Amar Jawan Jyoti was placed in the India Gate monument in 1972. It features an inverted bayonet and a soldier’s helmet with an ever-burning everlasting flame. The names of all Indian defence soldiers who have died in various actions, from the 1947-48 war with Pakistan to the Galwan valley confrontation with Chinese troops, are listed in the National War Memorial, which was unveiled in 2019 by the Narendra Modi administration in the India Gate complex. The names of personnel who died in counter-terrorist operations are also listed on the memorial’s walls.
Service leaders and visiting representatives used to pay homage to the Amar Jawan Jyoti in the past. On Republic Day, the prime minister will pay homage to the location.
#AmarJawanJyoti was constructed as a memorial for Indian soldiers who were killed in action in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, which India won, leading to the creation of Bangladesh. It was inaugurated by the then prime minister, #IndiraGandhi, on January 26, 1972https://t.co/fs0A4XifBu
— The Tribune (@thetribunechd) January 21, 2022
The National War Memorial
The National War Memorial, where the names of 25,942 soldiers are inscribed in golden letters on granite tablets, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 25, 2019.
Inside the Amar Chakra, the perpetual flame at the National War Memorial is positioned at the core of the Smarak Stambh, the structure’s primary pillar.
— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) January 20, 2022
Wreath-laying rituals are currently held here on all scheduled days. Even though a new everlasting flame was lighted at the new memorial in 2019, it was agreed that the Amar Jawan Jyoti would remain in its place.
Since independence, more than 26,000 Indian Armed Forces troops have made the ultimate sacrifice to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and integrity. According to the citation on the National War Memorial website, “the National War Memorial, therefore,
It expresses a nation’s thanks to its armed forces. “
AMAR JAWAN JYOTI TO BE PUT OUT
After burning for 50 years, the eternal flame of #AmarJawanJyoti at the #IndiaGate will be put out and merged with the National War Memorial's torch at a program today, days ahead of #RepublicDay @Iam_Ayushmann reports. pic.twitter.com/TlfXdjo6Sp
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) January 21, 2022