Silchar: Indian Armed Forces have always brought laurels to the nation both in war and in peace. Indian Army conducted surgical strikes in 2016 with an aim to dissuade inimical adversary from adopting the path of violence and to ensure an environment of peace for the nation.
To showcase the courage, valour and sacrifice of Armed Forces, 'Parakram Parv' was observed at Ramanuj Gupta Degree College, Silchar on Saturday to commemorate the second anniversary of surgical strike carried out by Indian Army in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in September 2016.
Delivering a lecture on 'Parakram Parv: A mark of bravery and patriotism' chief speaker Captain G C Nath described how Indian army has been fighting against all odds to keep the country safe and secured. He recalled the noble sacrifices made by the army in order to protect India from foreign attack and aggression. "Indian Army has the power to attack and win battles and wars. It is evident from our victories in 1962, 1965, 1971 and 1999. The surgical strike was a hugely successful one. It gave them a taste of Indian army and its strength, courage and valour," he added to say.
Caption Nath said that India always has the better of Her rivals. He also urged upon the students and the youths to join army which would enable them to serve the country better. "The surgical strike on PoK was well planned, thought of, organized, implemented and executed. We did not do things in a hurry. Indian army has always helped in serving the country from all angles. The historically significant success story of surgical strike is an evident of the valour and bravery of our army," he said. Dr Dipankar Kar, director of the College, in his welcome address, hailed the day as a historic one for the country as well as for the college.
"We are indeed fortunate that our college has been able to host and organize such a prestigious event. Such events will instill patriotism and inspire and encourage students to take army as a profession," said Dr Kar. Rudra Narayan Gupta, president, governing body of the College, also stressed on the importance of the day and the lecture and urged upon the students to take note of the Caption's words minutely. Among others present on the occasion included Suvedar Major Anik Nath and Dr Anjana Bhattacharjee, principal of the College.