PM Lays Wreath At National War Memorial To Commemorate 50th Vijay Diwas
Swarnim Vijay Varsh is being celebrated to mark 50 years of India’s victory in 1971 war. Under the Leadership of Field Marshal Manekshaw and the full support of Air Chief Marashal P C Lal and Admiral S M Nanda, the India Armed Forces ensured the Creation of Bangladesh, a new Country on the World Map. Lt General J S Arora led the Eastern Army to Victory. Shri Jagjivan Ram was the Raksha Mantri and Mrs Indira Gandhi the Prime Minister.
The aim of celebrating Vijay Diwas is to not only celebrate India’s Victory but to also pay respect to the veterans who participated in the war. It is to also spread the message of unity, nationalism and pride among people in general and Armed Forces in particular.
In the honour of Bravehearts of the Armed Forces Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister laid a wreath at the National War Memorial on the occasion of the 50th Swarnim Vijay Diwas on Thursday. Immediately after that Modi on social media recalled the sacrifices made by the bravehearts of the Indian Armed Forces.
“On the 50th Vijay Diwas, I recall the great valour and sacrifice by the Mukti Joddhas, Biranganas and bravehearts of the Indian Armed Forces. Together, we fought and defeated oppressive forces. Rashtrapati Ji’s presence in Dhaka is of special significance to every Indian,” he tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on his maiden state visit to neighbouring Bangladesh, participated in 50th Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka. The President has been invited to the celebration as “guest of honour” by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid.
Prime Minister was received by Shri Rajnath Singh, Raksha Mantri at the National War Memorial.
The Raksha Mantri joined the nation in remembering the courage, valour and sacrifice of the Armed Forces during the 1971 war on the occasion of ‘Swarnim Vijay Diwas’ on December 16, 2021.
In a series of tweets, Singh termed the 1971 war as the golden chapter in India’s military history.