KOHIMA- Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame, which commemorates the Golden Jubilee of India’s historic victory over Pakistan in 1971 War, was flagged off from the National War Memorial, New Delhi on 16 Dec last year.
The Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame entered Nagaland on 09 Oct and reached Kohima Garrison of Assam Rifles on 11 Oct 21 amidst a grand welcome ceremony with full military honours and fanfare.
The Victory Flame started from Dimapur in the morning and reached Kohima at around 1130 hrs.
The welcome started with the last mile run from TCP Gate to Kohima War Memorial. At Kohima Garrison War memorial , a ceremony was held to welcome the Victory Flame which was attended by war veterans, civilian dignitaries and school children along with all ranks of Kohima Garrison.
Chairman CFMG, DGP Nagaland, IGP (Int) were few dignitaries who attended the event in which wreath laying was done by dignitaries and war veterans followed by tree plantation.
In the second event at Kenguruse Hall, the war veterans were felicitated along with speech by IGAR(N) and SVV Song. In the evening, a road show was organised in Kohima town with Victory flame.
The event was instrumental in recalling the invaluable service of veterans and evoking a strong feeling of unity.