The men’s team visits the National War Memorial after the return of the CWG


New Delhi

As India celebrates 75 years of independence, the Indian men’s hockey team, after their victorious return from the Commonwealth Games 2022, visited the National War Memorial in New Delhi, which offers every citizen the opportunity to express gratitude to the brave and martyred soldiers of the nation.

The team members showed keen interest in visiting this monument which symbolizes a long tradition of inflexibility, loyalty, bravery and sacrifice in the performance of their duties.

With the curiosity to know and learn the glorious history of the country, the team walked around the monument and visited the Veerta Chakra (bravery circle), Tyag Chakra (sacrifice circle), Param Yodhdha sthal etc.

Meanwhile, walking through the walls of Tyag Chakra, some of the team members said, “It is truly a proud moment for us to see over 26,000 names of martyrs engraved here and without missing this opportunity, we would like offer our homage to the martyrs of the Kargil war.”

After honoring and saluting fallen heroes, the team then viewed the murals of six significant battles fought by the nation’s brave soldiers.

Drawing inspiration from the ‘Chakravyuh’ formation, the iconic National War Memorial boasts of themed concentric circles with a large ceremonial obelisk at its center that bears the eternal flame ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’.

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The men’s hockey team returned with a silver medal from the recently concluded 2022 CWG in Birmingham.


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