- DURATION 60 mins
Discover the awe-inspiring India Gate, a magnificent archway standing at the heart of New Delhi. Similar in style to the renowned Arc-de-Triomphe in France, this monumental structure pays tribute to the 70,000 Indian soldiers who bravely fought and sacrificed their lives for the British Army during World War I.
Constructed by the Imperial War Graves Commission (IWCG) in 1917, under the guidance of the esteemed English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, India Gate stands as a testament to the valor and heroism of those who served. Its foundation was laid by the Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria, on February 10, 1921. A decade later, on February 12, 1931, Viceroy Lord Irwin officially inaugurated and dedicated the memorial to the nation and its future generations. The names of over 13,000 fallen soldiers from the war are inscribed on this solemn structure.
In 1972, an additional structure called Amar Jawan Jyoti, meaning the Flame of the Immortal Soldier, was added to India Gate in honor of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. The inauguration of Amar Jawan Jyoti was performed by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Join me on a captivating walking tour of this extraordinary monument, where I'll share fascinating facts and stories about its history and significance.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Komal Darira
Komal has been working in the travel and tourism industry for the past 8 years. She started guiding at the age of 19 and since then has always loved introducing people to Indian culture and heritage. She has been hosting virtual experiences, especially cooking ones, for the past 2 years and has introduced people around the world and changed their perceptions about Indian food and cooking in general. Get ready as Komal brings unique virtual experiences for you from all around Delhi and India with a mix of cooking, dancing and exploring around which would bring you closer to Indian culture, cuisine and local life of the people.
Preparing for the Event
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