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Amar Jawan Jyoti To Be Extinguished, Merged With National War Memorial Flame On Friday

By Shivani Kapoor - January 20, 2022

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The reasoning behind this is that it is becoming very difficult to maintain the flame at two places.

New Delhi:

The torch of Amar Jawan Jyoti built at India Gate in Delhi will now be extinguished forever. Now this torch will be found with the torch of the National War Memorial. Amar Jawan’s torch will be merged with the National War Memorial torch in a program at 3.30 pm on Friday. The reasoning behind this is that it is becoming very difficult to maintain the flame (torch) at two places. Army sources also say that now that the National War Memorial has been built for the martyrs of the country, then why should a separate flame be lit at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.

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Army sources also say that the names of all the martyrs are in the National War Memorial, the family members of the martyrs come here. The War Memorial was inaugurated by the Prime Minister on 25 February 2019. It has been built on 40 acres of land at a cost of 176 crores.

Significantly, India Gate was built by the British Government in the memory of the Indian soldiers who died in the First World War. After this, in 1972, the Amar Jawan Jyoti was lit in memory of the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the 1971 war with Pakistan.

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