In December 1971, the Indian Armed Forces achieved a decisive and historic victory over the Pakistani Army, resulting in the creation of one nation – Bangladesh and the largest military surrender since the Second World War.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the felicitation and reception of the Golden Victory torches at the National War Memorial on 16 December. This information has been received from the Prime Minister’s Office. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata last year at the ‘Golden Victory Torch’ lit in New Delhi to mark 50 years of India’s victory in the 1971 war with Pakistan. After that he was welcomed in a colorful program. In the program organized at Echo Park, children presented colorful programs, army bands performed and a film named ‘1971 Mukti Sangram’ was also shown.
Celebrations were held at Mathura Refinery on 7 December 2021 and ISKCON temple on 9 December. The closing ceremony of the Golden Victory Year will be held on 16 December at the National War Memorial, Delhi. This Golden Victory Torch, which arrived in Mathura, is one of the four Golden Victory torches that were flagged off in all four directions by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 16, 2020.
Festivals in Mathura
Here PM Modi also lit 4 golden victory torches. These torches are being taken to different corners of the country. These include the villages of the soldiers who won the Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra in the 1971 war. Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to the heroes of the 1971 war at the National War Memorial. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received PM Modi here.
Why is this day celebrated?
Let us tell you that after the defeat of Pakistan in this war, many records were made in the military history of the world. After losing this battle, Pakistan became the country to surrender with the highest number of soldiers after World War II. This war started on 3 December 1971 and lasted till 16 December 1971. This war is also known as the Fall of Dhaka in military history. In December 1971, the Indian Armed Forces achieved a decisive and historic victory over the Pakistani Army, resulting in the creation of one nation – Bangladesh and the largest military since the Second World War. Surrender happened. It is noteworthy that 16 December is celebrated as Vijay Diwas in India. On this day, India won against Pakistan in 1971, as a result of which Bangladesh came into existence as a country.