Tezpur: Indian Army’s Gajraj Corps celebrated Vijay Diwas at Tezpur in Assam to commemorate the momentous victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
The Indian Armed Forces convincingly defeated the Pakistan Army which resulted in the creation of Bangladesh, as also capturing of over 93,000 Prisoner of Wars.
In a solemn ceremony held in the Corps Headquarters, Gajraj Corps GOC, Lt Gen Shantanu Dayal, AVSM, SM, VSM laid the wreath at the Station War Memorial.
It may be recalled that it was on this date, 49 years back that General Niazi alongwith over 93, 000 Pakistan Army personnel had surrendered before the then GOC-in-C Eastern Command, Lt Gen J S Arora.
The Indian Victory led to the ‘liberation’ of Bangladesh. On the occasion, GOC Gajraj Corps, highlighted the role of the gallant soldiers and urged the troops to take inspiration to always be ready for any challenges.
A Run for Fun was also organised to mark the commencement of Golden Jubilee celebrations of 1971 War.