Kupwara, June 25: A function was today organised at KhargundKupwara by Indian Army which was attended by Civil and Military officers. Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din was chief guest at the occasion. While as, BDC Nutnussa, Asifa Begum attended as a special guest.
On the occasion, Victory Flame was consecrated at Khargund, 47 Rashtriya Rifles with wreath laying ceremony followed by 2 minute silence observed as homage to matryers of 1971.
On the occasion, historic background of 1971 was highlighted. It was given out that in December 1971, Indian Armed Forces secured a historic victory in war over Pakistan on both Eastern & Western fronts in mere 16 days of lightning strike. To commemorate 50th anniversary of this momentous occasion the Prime Minister, Shri NarendraModi lit up the Swarnim Vijay Mashal or Victory Flame at National War Memorial in New Delhi and started a year long celebration in an effort to recognise the valour and sacrifices made by gallant soldiers of Indian Army.
This year long celebration has been aptly termed Swarnim Vijay Varsh which shall culminate on 16 Dec 2021. The commemoration is to cherish the saga of Indian Army which campaign was one of the fastest & shortest campaign of military history giving birth to a new nation called Bangladesh.
Veterans of 1971 and other veterans also graced the ceremony in which they were felicitated by the Chief Guest.
The civil society of Kandi - Kigam and nearby areas fervently participated in the celebration with children putting up a zealous display and Patriotic Dance to enthrall the audience.
The event infused the environment with Patriotic Vibes amid cries of Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
Thereafter the Victory Flame was brought to Lolab Valley.