Visit These Monuments On Martyr’s Day To Pay Homage To The Heroes

Like every year Republic Day has left a patriotic sense in the air. During the freedom struggle, everyone had a different approach and a diverse opinion towards getting their country independent. There were leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal, and Lala Lajpat Rai. Although Britisher’s Divide and Rule policy tried creating differences on the basis of religion, caste, gender and what not. On January 30, Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary is observed every year. It also happens to be the year to celebrate Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. This Martyr’s Day on 30th January, head to these historical monuments to pay homage to the unsung heroes of the country.

Delhi War Cemetery

During the World War-II, Indian forces were with the British Expeditionary Force in France and went on to fight in the deserts of North Africa, Italy, the Malay Peninsula and in Burma. Created in 1951, 1022 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War from many cemeteries in northern India were moved into the site to ensure their permanent maintenance.


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WhereDelhi Cantonment

Location | Here

Amar Jawan Jyoti

Since 1971, after the Bangladesh Liberation War, a flame has been burning under the India Gate called the Amar Jawan Jyoti. The memorial was built as a tribute to Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War-I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

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Where | Rajpath, India Gate

Location | Here

Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat is a memorial that is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The ghat is located in the banks of River Yamuna. Built-in black marble platform, this is the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

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Where | Behind Red Fort

Location | Here

Mutiny Memorial

Built in 1863, this red sandstone gothic tower was built by the British to commemorate the Indian and British soldiers who died in British service during the 1857 First War of Independence.

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Where | Kamla Nehru Ridge, Civil Lines

Location | Here

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