India Gate is located in the capital city of India, the city of Delhi. The place is at the eastern end of Rajpath, the formal main road, about 2.3 km from Rashtrapati Bhavan. India Goethe is very beautiful to see which is a war memorial.
This gate is dedicated to honor the soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who died during the First World War between 1914 and 1921. This type of war memorial pays tribute to the martyred soldiers and gets to know people about them.
People and tourists of Delhi go for daily walks in the evening near India Gate and take in the beautiful surroundings around it like fountains, lights and 26 January, Republic Day. The government has planned to build a ‘National War Memorial’ near India Gate, which will be specially built to honor the martyred members of the 1947 Armed Forces.
Delhi India Gate
The real name of India Gate was named All India War Memorial. It was built to pay tribute to the 82000 Indian soldier who sacrificed his life in the First World War (1914–1918) and the Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919) for the British government. This was done in 1917 as part of the Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC) launched by the British Imperial Mandate.
On February 10, 1921, at 4:30 pm, the foundation stone was laid at this place on a visit to the Duke of Connaught with members of the Indian Army and members of the Imperial Service Tops in a military ceremony. The Commander in Chief, Frederick Thesiger, and the first Viceroy of India, Viscond Chelmsford, were also present there.
Design & Architecture Design & Architecture
India Gate is very beautiful to see. The monument was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the designer of a war memorial. As a member of the IWGC at the time, he designed 66 war memorials in Europe.
The structure of India Gate is similar to the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ of Paris, France. It is in the middle of a hexagonal space with a diameter of 625 meters, area fruit 360,000 square meters, height 42 meters and width 9.1 meters.
The structure of Dia Gate is similar to the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ of Paris, France. It is in the middle of a hexagonal space with a diameter of 625 meters, area fruit 360,000 square meters, height 42 meters and width 9.1 meters
Inscriptions are written on the upper part of India Gaya which are a symbol of the British Imperial Colony. It is written in the inscription –
TO THE DEAD OF THE INDIAN ARMIES WHO FELL AND ARE HONORED IN FRANCE AND FLANDERS MESOPOTAMIA AND PERSIA EAST AFRICA GALLIPOLI AND ELSEWHERE IN THE NEAR AND THE FAR-EAST AND IN SACRED MEMORY ALSO OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED AND WHO FELL IN INDIA THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER AND DURING THE THIRD AFGHAN WAR
On the other hand, the inscription also names 13,218 soldiers martyred in the war, and women staff nurses of the army who were martyred in 1917.
Amar Jawan Jyoti
It is situated under the India Gate. The L1A1 self-loading rifle has been inverted at the center and the design of the combat helmet is paired with gun. It is built on a black marble stone. ‘Amar Jawan’ is written in front of it and with the help of gas on its legs, it always burns.
This holy memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Indiri Gandhi on 26 January 1972. On 26 January, Vijay Diva and Infantry Day offer floral tributes to the Prime Minister of India and the head of the Indian Armed Forces Amar Jawan Jyoti.