NURANANG: The Nuranang Day was celebrated with solemnity and military fanfare by the Army on Sunday to commemorate the epic battle of Nuranang ( in Arunachal Pradesh) and Jaswantgarh during the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Senior military officers and distinguished civil dignitaries paid homage to the gallant war heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty for the protection of the country. A large number of ex-servicemen, relatives of the war heroes, school children and local populace from the area graced the function, stated a PI(B (defense wing)release.
The wreath-laying ceremony was followed by a demonstration giving a brief account of the heroic actions of the gallant soldiers of 4 Garhwal Rifles including Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, Mahavir Chakra (Posthumous), Rifleman Gopal Singh Gusain, Vir Chakra and Lance Naik Trilok Singh Negi, Vir Chakra (Posthumous) during the epic battle. Attractive displays of Mallakhamb and Jhaanj were also organized which enthralled the gathering. Relatives of brave martyr Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, Mahavir Chakra (Posthumous) were felicitated on this occasion.
An innovative facility in the form of ‘Digital Visitors’ Book’ was also inaugurated at Jaswantgarh War Memorial during the event which will enable visitors to express their gratitude towards our brave soldiers, the release added.