Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

significance of the building of india gate in past and present time ?

any special feature about the building of india gate ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    India Gate or know as the All India War Memorial was built to commemorate the death of the Indian soldiers that died during the WWI and the Afghan Wars..Here is the quote inscribed in the Gate

    "To the dead of the Indian armies who fell honoured 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 recorded and who fell in India or the north-west frontier and during the Third Afgan War."

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    Location South of New Delhi

    Significance A War Memorial

    Architectur Simple Arch Shaped

    Built By Sir Edwin Lutyens

    A majestic high arch, India Gate is war memorial, built in the memory of the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. Rising high to 42 metres, this huge arch is located just opposite to the Rashtrapati Bhawan and gives a clear view of the same.

    The Highlights

    The Amar Jawan Jyoti or the Eternal Flame lies beneath this huge memorial gate, which is major attraction of the area. India Gate is a monument of its kind amidst the expanse of sprawling green lawn. There is one famous boat club and a children's park. The India Gate area becomes lively in the evening with locale people with family and friends taking strolls. Children are seen playing around in the Children's Park and eating ice creams. The monument looks more extravagant during the night than in the daytime for the extensive use of lights.

    The Architecture

    This majestic building stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone, which rises in stages to a huge archway. On the top is inscribed INDIA, flanked by MCM and to the right, XIX. There is a shallow domed bowl at the top that was expected to be filled with burning oil on anniversaries (that is rarely done). This massive archway was designed and built by Lutyens, and originally known as All India War Memorial in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in the campaigns of World War I, the North-West Frontier operations of the same time and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. The names of all the soldiers are inscribed on the walls of the gate.

    Nearby Attractions

    Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Presidential Mansion),the Parliament House, the North and South Block are not to be missed. The National Museum showcases an beautiful collection of historical handicrafts. The National Gallery of Modern Art is no less attraction around

    Annual Events

    Republic Day Parade - On the 26th of January every year, the President of India offers garlands, as a mark of honour to the Indian Armed Forces, at the Amar Jawan Jyoti. Later a huge parade is organised along the Rajpath, displaying marching details and tanks and weaponry. School children from all parts of the country put up performances of folk dance.

    Swar Utsav - The Swar Utsav is organised by the Delhi Tourism in the month of October every year. Classical musicians from all around the country gather at the India Gate lawn to perform to a large number of music enthusiasts from far and wide.

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