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Tributes paid to martyrs on Vijay Diwas

On December 16, 1971, the Indian Army won war against Pakistan and a liberated Bangladesh emerged.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
December 17, 2016 12:30:08 am

VIJAY DIWAS, which commemorates India’s victory over Pakistan 45 years ago, was marked at the National War Memorial, Southern Command, with customary pomp and fervor on Friday.

On December 16, 1971, the Indian Army won war against Pakistan and a liberated Bangladesh emerged. On the occasion, the National War memorial saw a high turnout of defence officers, civilians and schoolchildren. Also, the bands of all the three services were present.

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The National War Memorial was constructed in an initiative undertaken by The Indian Express in 1998 using citizen contributions to commemorate the Kargil war martyrs and post Kargil casualties.

A wreath-laying ceremony was conducted to pay homage to the Indian Armed Forces. The ceremony was a token of remembrance for the martyrs. Many senior serving and retired officers and JCOs/OR attended the function and paid their tributes. Homage was also paid by senior civil officers and prominent citizens of Pune.

The memorial service, which had the military band in attendance, included rendition of patriotic songs by children from various schools and prayers by the religious teachers of the Armed Forces.

The final wreath was placed by Lt Gen PM Hariz, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Command. Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla and Mayor Prashant Jagtap were present. Air Vice-Marshal Anit Dev and Capt Manu of Indian Navy too were present among other dignitaries.

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