Center’s big step before Republic Day, Amar Jawan Jyoti will be merged with National War Memorial today

The Amar Jawan Jyoti, which has been burning for the last 50 years at the India Gate in the capital Delhi, will be merged with the flame burning at the National War Memorial on Friday. Army officials gave this information on Thursday. Amar Jawan Jyoti was established in the memory of the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the Indo-Pak war of 1971.

India was victorious in this war and Bangladesh was formed. It was inaugurated on 26 January 1972 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Army officials said the Amar Jawan Jyoti will be merged on Friday afternoon with the burning flame at the National War Memorial, which is located just 400 meters from the other side of the India Gate. 

The National War Memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 February 2019, where the names of 25,942 soldiers are written in golden letters. India Gate Amar Jawan Jyoti has been a huge center for tourists for the last 50 years. The masala, which burns for 24 hours and seven days in the memory of the martyred soldiers, will now be converted into a National War Memorial.