Every Indian heart swells with
pride and patriotism as it beholds this beloved gateway, which
witnesses the Republic Day parade every year on 26th January,
where the latest advancements in military artillery is shown to
the public as soldiers and school children march in groups with
beaming and bright faces illumined by the love for their
motherland. The parade also has decorated vehilcles that glimpses
from all the states and union territories of the country, called
'Jhankis'. Straight down the road from Rashtrapati Bhavan, India
Gate is a famous war memorial at the east end of Rajpath. Edward
Lutyens designed this 42 m high gate structure in memory of the
thousands of Indians who sacrificed their lives in World War I.
Today, an eternal flame is lit under the gate known as Amar Jawan
Jyoti, to honor the unknown soldiers and the martyrs who lost
their lives in the Pakistan war of 1971.