Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took aim at the Centre over the transfer to snuff out the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at India Gateway and combine it with the National War Memorial.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday shared unhappiness that the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame at India Gate, a legendary landmark in the national resources, would certainly be snuffed out after half a century.
” It is a matter of fantastic sadness that the never-ceasing flame that used to burn for our brave soldiers will certainly be snuffed out today,” Rahul Gandhi claimed in a tweet.
In a subtle jibe at the Centre, the Congress MP included, “Some individuals can not recognize nationalism as well as a sacrifice – don’t bother We will once again light the Amar Jawan Jyoti for our soldiers.”
Army authorities validated on Thursday that the flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti will be extinguished on and also combined with the flame at the National War Memorial, which is just 400 meters away on the other side of India Gate.
The eternal fire, lit in memory of the soldiers who were martyred throughout the India-Pakistan battle in 1971, will certainly be splashed on Friday afternoon.
The Amar Jawan Jyoti was inaugurated by previous Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on January 26, 1972.
The National Battle Memorial was inaugurated by Head of state Narendra Modi on February 25, 2019, as a monolith to soldiers and also unrecognized heroes that have set their lives for the nation because of Independence. The names of 25,942 soldiers have been etched in golden letters on granite tablet computers at the memorial.
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Last Updated: 21 Jan 2022