Immortal Jawan Jyoti will be lit at National War Memorial from now on but not at India Gate
– India decides to shift Amar Jawan Jyoti to National Monument on the occasion of 50th anniversary of 1971 war with Pakistan
New delhi date. Friday, January 21, 2022
Amar Jawan Jyoti in the capital Delhi had the same identity as India Gate but from now on it will be lit at the National War Memorial instead of India Gate. It will be dissolved on Friday, January 21, 2022. The anointing ceremony of the two lights will be held at 3:30 p.m. The distance between the two monuments is barely half a km.
Amar Jawan Jyoti was built at India Gate in the year 1972. The Immortal Jawan Jyoti was erected in memory of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Indo-Pakistani war that took place below the India Gate in 1971.
India has decided to shift Amar Jawan Jyoti to a national monument on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1971 war with Pakistan. The flame lit at the India Gate as the Immortal Jawan Jyoti will be annihilated in the flame being lit at the National War Memorial before Republic Day.
Above the Immortal Jawan Jyoti Smarak is an inverted gun and a soldier’s helmet with an unbroken flame burning next to it. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the National War Memorial in the year 2019, it was decided that the original flame of Immortal Jawan Jyoti would be lit here.
Prior to the construction of the National War Memorial, on Republic Day, the President, Army Chief and Guest Representative Amar Jawan paid homage to the martyred soldiers at Jyoti, but later the whole process was shifted to the National War Memorial.
A new Immortal Jawan Jyoti has been lit at the National War Memorial and now on all occasions a tribute and wreath laying ceremony is held for the martyrs at this place.
The National War Memorial was erected in memory of the soldiers and anonymous heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect the country since independence. The new monument is spread over 40 acres in the India Gate complex and the names of the 25,942 soldiers who were martyred are engraved in gold letters on its walls.