Interesting Facts and Importance of India Gate
India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath which holds special significance for every Indian. It serves as an inspiration for the Indians to fight bravely and selflessly for the honour of their country monument built by Edwin Lutyens. Here We discuss about interesting facts about India Gate..
One of the more recent attractions of the New Delhi tourism the India Gate on Rajpath is a war memorial to the 82000 soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who died in the period 1914 – 1921 in the First World War in France Flanders Mesopotamia Persia East Africa Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near & the Far East and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It is a part of the work of the Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC) that came into existence in December 1917 for building war memorials.
Its foundation stone was laid by the visiting Duke of Connaught on 10th February 1921 and it was inaugurated on 12th February 1931 by Lord Irwin. After the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 another structure was added to it – the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
India Gate Interesting Facts
- Located in the heart of Delhi city India Gate is 42 meters high and the name of famous Indian soldiers is engraved on the walls of India Gate. The name of those soldiers who were sacrificed at the time of the Afghan and World War I were on that wall. This monument of Delhi is connected to the main roads of Delhi.
- The construction work of India Gate started in 1921 and this monument took 10 years to complete and India got ready in 1931. This monument is said to be inspired by Parisian extracts given by the Triomphe. India Gate was architected by Edwin Lutyens.
- There is also the famous Amar Jawan Jyoti in India Gate which is burning 24 × 7. This Amar Jawan Jyoti was made for the soldiers who were killed in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. In 1972 on the occasion of Republic Day Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi burnt it.
- Amar Jawan is made of marble at the pilgrimage site of Jyoti Gate. A cap of a refill and a soldier is also made.
- India's President and Prime Minister treats India Gate as one of the famous pilgrimage sites in the country. Everyone in India knows the importance of India Gate.
- India's water air and space the three soldiers know the importance of Jyoti.
- India Gate is considered the world's largest global war heritage. Millions of Indians come to see daily.
- Due to the historical significance of India Gate and surrounding green garden this place is also a famous picnic spot.
- India Gate is famous for the Republic Day Parade to be held on January 26.
India Gate is a government heritage and its global and national importance too. Everyone sees it with respect and dignity of the country. India Gate is definitely a matter of pride for us.