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India Gate on Special Occasions – Pictorial

India Gate – as everyone knows is a War Memorial at the center of New Delhi. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, India gate is 42 m high and is often compared with the  “Arc- de-Triomphe”  of Paris, France. The archway in the middle of a crossroad commemorates thousands of Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I.

After independence,  Amar Jawan Jyoti was added to the memorial, and the eternal Jyoti burns day and night under the arch in memory of soldiers who laid down their lives in Indo-Pakistan War of  December 1971.

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Every night India Gate is dramatically floodlit and its a treat to watch. The fountains nearby make a lovely display with coloured lights. Hoards of people both local Delhiites as well as tourists come and enjoy the scenic area on summer evenings.

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On special occasions like Republic Day of India, Independence Day, and other commemorative occasions special arrangements for lightings and Laser shows are made and hundreds of people gather to watch the spectacular lightings and Firework shows.

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