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On Vijay Diwas, Western Army Commander felicitates veer naris, veterans, gallantry awardees

Jammu: Indian Army, Western Command on Friday organized Vijay Diwas celebrations here at Balidan Stambh and a mega Ex-Servicemen Rally at Zorawar stadium, Sunjuwan.
The event commemorates the empathetic victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan in 1971 Indo-Pak war which resulted in the liberation of East Pakistan and creation of Bangladesh.
The celebrations commenced with wreath laying ceremony at Balidan Stambh war memorial by Lt Gen Nav K Khanduri, GOC-in-C Western Command, Lt Gen Pushpendra Singh, Corps Commander, Rising Star Corps, Dilbagh Singh, DGP Jammu and Kashmir and many other officials from Indian Army, JKP, BSF and civil administration.
The enthusiastic performances by the students from Army Public Schools, NCC Cadets and regional artists enhanced the patriotic fervour at Balidaan Stambh.
The celebrations were graced by the presence of Veer Naris and War Veterans of 1971 war.
In addition, a mega Ex Servicemen Rally (ESM) was also organized in Zorawar stadium, Sunjuwan Military station graced by the presence of nearly 5,000 Ex-Servicemen and Veer Naris.
Lt Gen Khanduri, addressed the huge gathering and recounted the bravery, valour and sacrifices by the Indian Armed Forces during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.
He expressed gratitude towards the ESM for their contributions towards the security and integrity of the nation and also assured them of the whole hearted and unstinting support from the serving fraternity.
The needy ESM/ Veer Naris/ dependents were provided with wheelchairs and felicitations on the occasion.
Director Rajya Sainik Board updated the gathering regarding various schemes by the Indian Army and the government.
The Tiger Division under the aegis of Rising Star Corps arranged presence of multiple facilitation counters with representatives from ECHS, Records, Banks, Medical camp to facilitate the ESM in resolving their grievances and medical issues.
The celebration will culminate with a cultural evening and light and sound show by distinguished artists from Jammu region and Punjab.

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