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1. #IndiaGateLawns OR #NationalWarMemorialCircle Is a MASSIVE circle which has India Gate, National War Memorial on two opposite plots and a Canopy in centre. The Canopy had King George’s statue till 1968. Image
2. #IndiaGateLawns OR #NationalWarMemorialCircle India Gate was constructed in remembrance of 90,000 Indian soldiers who died during FIRST WORLD WAR. Names of ONLY 13,600 are etched on walls. Image
3. #IndiaGateLawns OR #NationalWarMemorialCircle India Gate attracts highest tourist footfall in Delhi, massive lawns are open to public, baloon & ice cream sellers, rocket toys and complete festive atmosphere has always been the signature of IG visit. Circle has two parkings
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India's #NationalWarMemorial look at this journey.
Around #1960s armed forces first proposed a War Memorial. But Nothing Happened. @narendramodi @vikramsampath @sanjeevsanyal @anujdhar @seriousfunnyguy @ARanganathan72 @Rajeev_GoI
In 1972 #AmarJawanJyoti was buit 'under' India gate's arch to honour only 1971's war soldiers. But No #NationalWarMemorial
In 2006 there was plan to bulit #NationalWarMemorial but it was cancelled. Reason for that 'as
Heritage Committee said' was
"the wall would obstruct the view of India Gate."
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The flame of #AmarJawanJyoti is not being extinguished. It is being merged with flame at #NationalWarMemorial. It was an odd thing to see that the flame at Amar Jawan Jyoti payed homage to martyrs of 1971 & other wars but none of their names are present there: GoI Sources
The names inscribed on the India Gate are of only some martyrs who fought for the British in the World War 1 & the Anglo Afghan War & thus is a symbol of our colonial past: GoI Sources
The names of all Indian martyrs from all the wars, including 1971 & wars before & after it are housed at the National War Memorial. Hence it is a true 'Shraddhanjali' to have the flame paying tribute to martyrs there: GoI Sources
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Smt Phool Wati Devi, w/o Late S S Malhan, Leading Mechanical Engineer (LME) paid homage to her husband on #01Dec 21 at #NationalWarMemorial.
She placed petals at the 'Tablet' and laid a wreath at Tyag Chakra (1/3).

Late S S Malhan, LME served onboard #INSKhukri during the
#1971War, displayed exceptional courage & made the Supreme Sacrifice.
The wreath laying ceremony was attended by officers from IHQ MoD (Navy) (2/3).

@SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia
Earlier during the day, Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff #CNS and Mrs Kala Hari Kumar, President NWWA met the family and felicitated them (3/3).

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Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC assumes charge as the 25th Chief of the Naval Staff #CNS.

@rashtrapatibhvn @PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia @HQ_IDS_India @SpokespersonMoD @PIB_India @DG_PIB @DDNational @airnewsalerts Image
Admiral R Hari Kumar succeeds Adm Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC who retires upon superannuation, after an illustrious career, spanning over forty one years, in the #IndianNavy ImageImageImageImage
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The Victory Flame or the Vijay Mashaal, symbolising India’s victory in 1971 War, reached #Bengaluru today

The Flame was received by Major General J V Prasad, General Officer Commanding, Karnataka & Kerala Sub Area at War Memorial in Madras Engineer Group & Centre.

During the event, wreaths were laid and the fallen heroes were paid homage.

The Flame received in Bangalore was given a grand reception by the valiant Thambis of the Madras Engineer Group and Centre, who escorted it through the Old Madras Road.

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Proud to have steered the creation of #NationalWarMemorial from design selection to construction, as Chief of @HQ_IDS_India.

On this INDEPENDENCE DAY, posting some interesting facts in this thread about construction of this @salute2soldier ImageImageImageImage
Many insisted on locating it in military area in Delhi Cantonment, as no land was available in central Delhi.

PM @narendramodi had the vision of locating it at India Gate (only a PM could've given this spot), as it would attract tourists from other all over the world Image
Constructed over 40 acres land next to India Gate, initially the Central Vista Committee approved a height of 1.5 mtrs only for central pillar.

When all efforts failed, sr officers of CVC & others were invited on site. Realising the importance, they assented to 15 mtr. Proud Image
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Had the opportunity to visit the #NationalWarMemorial in Delhi for the very first time & that too in the company of 1st course (J) NDA veterans.
Serene, powerful & beautifully laid out this Memorial perfectly captures the pathos of a soldier’s sacrifice for the nation.
Having accompanied my father to war memorials for Indian soldiers, across the UK, France & Flanders it was indeed a moving experience to finally experience this much overdue homage to our fallen men on Indian soil - incidentally, the Memorial was first proposed in 1960!
The architects, the horticulturalists & of course the political will to see the concept finally brought to fruition must be commended for this beautiful, emotion evoking piece of architecture।
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This thread will list down the 75 reasons why everyone should vote for @narendramodi and @BJP4India

Thanks to @muglikar_ and @IndiaPeCharcha for coming up with these brilliant 1 minute videos.

My effort here is to list all the 75 reasons in a single thread
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👉 100% Rural Electrification #DeendayalGramJyotiYojana
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#75ReasonsToVoteForModi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar

#1MinuteTalk @muglikar_
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As the #NationalWarMemorial is inaugurated, it becomes important to put this in perspective. During my tenure as the army chief, I had written to the then PM on multiple occasions to give the soldiers their due & build the war memorial. (1/n)
Unfortunately, my requests fell on deaf ears & a helpless man offered little explanation to why we couldn’t build a memorial. Today @RahulGandhi & his party must explain why we could do something in 5 years, but, it couldn’t be done by the @INCIndia for decades (2/n)
Before some of you accuse me of politicking, please look at an article from 2013, where in an interview I had mentioned these issues with the UPA. (3/n)
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