New Delhi: The Amar Jawan Jyoti, which has been burning for the last 50 years at India Gate in the country's capital Delhi, will be merged with the flame burning at the National War Memorial today. Amar Jawan Jyoti was established in the memory of the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the Indo-Pak war of 1971. India got success in this war and Bangladesh was formed. It was inaugurated by the then PM Indira Gandhi on 26 January 1972. Army officers gave this news on Thursday. Army officers said that the Amar Jawan Jyoti will be merged this afternoon into the burning flame at the National War Memorial, which is located just 400 meters away from the India Gate.
The same India Gate memorial was built by the British Government in memory of the soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives between 1914-1921. At the same time, Amar Jawan Jyoti was included in the memorial structure after India's massive victory over Pakistan in the 1970s, in which 93,000 soldiers of enemy India surrendered. After a long wait, the National War Memorial was built in the India Gate complex by the Narendra Modi government and was inaugurated in 2019, where the names of 25,942 soldiers are written in golden letters. After the construction of the War Memorial, all military ceremonial ceremonies were shifted to it.
Along with this, the officer has said that this year the Republic Day program will start from January 23 instead of January 24 and will end on January 30 on the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. January 23 is the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. They said, '125th birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose will be celebrated. On 23 January, PM Narendra Modi will confer the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar to those who have done excellent work in the field of disaster management at India Gate.'