India Gate reminds the sacrifice of brave Soldiers

India Gate of Delhi was constructed in February 1921. It was built in the memory of 90,000 soldiers who laid down their lives during World War I. Since 1971, ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ or the flame of the immortal warrior is burning under it. Its eternal flame reminds the sacrifice of these brave soldiers. Suring the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971, these soldiers sacrificed their lives.

India Gate is a 42 meter high gateway located at Rajpath that leads to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. It is famous relaxation area during the summer evenings and also acts as famous picnic spot during winter.

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India Gate is also known as the All India War Memorial and was constructed and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. He was the one who was the chief proclaimer in designing the New Delhi plans. The Duke of Connaught had laid the foundation stone of India Gate of Delhi.

The Architectural Marvel

On the arch the monument, another more 13,516 names engraved was dedicated to the nation 10 years later by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin. Amar Jawan Jyoti, another memorial was added much later after India said goodbye to its imperial rulers.

On a low base of red Bharatpur stone, the entire arch stands and rises in stages to a huge cornice. Above on both sides is inscribed INDIA, flanked by MCM and to the right, XIX. At the top, the shallow domed bowl was intended to be filled with burning oil on the anniversaries but this is rarely done.

As the popular India Gate is located at the heart of the capital, that’s why it is easily accessible by the tourists.

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