Swarnim Vijay Mashal arrives in Dibrugarh to rousing welcome
Swarnim Vijay Mashal, epitomizing the eternal souls of the heroes of the iconic War of 1971, arrived at Dibrugarh to a rousing welcome.
DIBRUGARH: Swarnim Vijay Mashal, epitomizing the eternal souls of the heroes of the iconic War of 1971, arrived at Dibrugarh to a rousing welcome. In an emotional display of patriotism and civil-military co-operation, locals and children came forward to pay respects to the fallen heroes of the War of Liberation of Bangladesh.
The Victory Flame, which started its journey from the National War Memorial at the capital, after having been lit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Vijay Diwas 2020, was welcomed into Dibrugarh at the landmark Bogibeel Bridge in an impressive military function in the morning.
A felicitation ceremony held at Dibrugarh University Auditorium, under the aegis of the local military authority , saw active participation from Veer Naris, War Veterans, military personnel, NCC Cadets and locals. Speaking at the event, the General Officer Commanding of Dao Division recalled the heroics of the three services in the historic war and how each element of the national power rose to the occasion to etch the history book with the saga of one of the largest military victories of modern times. Participation by Veer Naris and War Veterans was one of the main highlights of the event.
The Victory Flame, then travelled to Dinjan via Panitola, where an enthusiastic crowd cheered the impressive cavalcade waving national flags and with slogans of patriotic fervor. The last mile run with the Mashal, led by Lt Shalu, a young woman officer, was an apt recognition of Nari Shakti in the armed forces. The impressive cultural event was witnessed by top officials of civil administration, in addition to high ranking military officials from the Air Force and Army Stations in and around Dinjan.
Two Veer Naris of soldiers from the neighbourhood, martyred in the war, were felicitated with commemorative mementos by the General Officer Commanding Dao Division. A neatly laid out display of military equipment including Artillery Guns arouse enthusiasm in children and adults alike. While speaking to media, Maj Gen Dhirendra Singh Kushwah, SM, GOC 2 Mountain Division said, "We are feeling proud to remember our brave soldiers of all the three wings Army, Navy and Air Force who participated in the war in 1971."
The military authorities also informed that the ensuing days will witness the Swarnim Vijay Mashal continuing its journey as planned, to Tezu, Roing and Dambuk in Arunachal Pradesh, where the festivities will continue with enthusiasm.