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Recently, Central government rejected the contention that Amar Jawan Jyoti has been extinguished.
Why flames were merged?
The Amar Jawan Jyoti was merged with the National War memorial, because it did not have the names of the martyrs. At India Gate, only those names have been inscribed who fought for the British in World War-I and Anglo-Afghan War. Thus, it was a symbol of colonial past.
When was the flame merged?
The older Amar Jawan Jyoti was merged with new Amar Jawan Jyoti at National War Memorial on January 21, 2022.
Amar Jawan Jyoti
Amar Jawan Jyoti is an Indian memorial, which was constructed after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 in the honour of the martyred and unknown soldiers of Indian Armed Forces who died during this war. The flame consists of a marble pedestal on which a cenotaph is situated. “Amar Jawan” has been is scripted in gold on all four sides of the cenotaph as well as on top. A L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle also stands on its barrel with a helmet of an Unknown Soldier on top. The pedestal is bound by four urns. On of the urns holds a continuously burning flame.
Where is it located?
The Amar Jawan Jyoti was located at two places:
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