Patriotic fervour reverberates in Chennai

S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs03

December 16 turned to be a moment where patriotic fervour in Chennai touched the skies. Vijay Diwas was celebrated amidst much fanfare in the capital city of Tamilnadu. Vijay Diwas is celebrated to mark our victory over Pakistan in 1971 and also pay respects to those brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the motherland.

The day also marks the anniversary of the unconditional surrender of 90,000 troops of Pakistan to Indian Armed Forces in 1971 and the subsequent formation of Bangladesh.

A wreath laying ceremony was held at Victory War Memorial located on Beach Road on 16 December. Serving and retired senior officers of the three services, junior commissioned officers, jawans and Veer Naris laid wreaths and paid floral tributes at the War Memorial.

A well turned out and a smart guard of the Garrison Battalion saluted with arms and the last post was sounded followed by observing a two minute silence.

The service representatives, Air Commodore MS Awana, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Tambaram, Major General Prakash Chandra, Chief of Staff, Headquarters, Dakshin Bharat Area, Rear Admiral KJ Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding, FOTNA and Lieutenant General P Nagesh Rao, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, General Officer Commanding, Dakshin Bharat Area laid the wreaths on this solemn occasion.

The solemn ceremony is conducted at various War Memorials in the country, where the sacrifices made by the three services are remembered and the brave soldiers honoured to pay homage to the soldiers of all three services who made the supreme sacrifice for our Nation during Indo-Pak War of 1971.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: