New Delhi: The flame at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi was merged with the eternal flame at National War Memorial with full military honours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday (January 21).
The National War Memorial was inaugurated and dedicated to the Nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 February 2019.
The Memorial stands as testimony to the sacrifices made by our gallant soldiers since Independence. The Memorial houses the eternal flame which exemplifies the supreme sacrifice made by a soldier in the line of duty thus making him immortal. Since its inauguration, all homage ceremonies are being conducted only at the National War Memorial, including those on National Days, MoD said.
“Today (January 21) in a befitting solemn ceremony, the flame at Amar Jawan Jyoti was merged with the eternal flame at National War Memorial with full military honours. The ceremony was presided over by Air Marshal BR Krishna AVSM SC, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC),” it added.