Vijay Diwas 2020: Senior Politicians Including PM Modi And Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Pay Tribute

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, CM Amarinder Singh Pay Tribute

Highlights:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pay tribute to the fallen soldiers at National War Memorial
  • Rajnath Singh unveils the logo for “Swarnim Vijay Varsh
  • Many other politicians including Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Rahul Gandi, and Amit Shah paid their tributes

Marking the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on 16th December 2020 lit the “Swarnim Vijay Mashaal” at the National War Memorial.

The Prime Minister of India paid tributes to the fallen soldiers National War Memorial on Vijay Diwas 2020 and was received by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the venue.

Today, on Vijay Diwas, Rajnath Singh also unveiled the logo for “Swarnim Vijay Varsh”.

Four “Victory Mashaals” lit from the Eternal Flame of National War Memorial will be carried to several parts of India which will also include the villages of the Mahar Vir Chakra and the Param Vir Chakra awardees of the India-Pakistan war of 1972.

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh extended their wishes to the people of India on the occasion of Vijay Diwas.

The ministers saluted the courage and bravery shown by the Indian Army.

Amit Shah wrote, “1971 में आज ही के दिन भारतीय सेना ने अपने अदम्य साहस और पराक्रम से मानवीय स्वतंत्रता के सार्वभौमिक मूल्यों की रक्षा करते हुए विश्व मानचित्र पर एक ऐतिहासिक बदलाव किया। इतिहास में स्वर्ण अक्षरों से अंकित यह शौर्यगाथा हर भारतीय को गौरवान्वित करती रहेगी। विजय दिवस की शुभकामनाएं।,” on Twitter, which loosely translates to “On this day in 1971, the Indian Army, with its indomitable courage and valor, made a historic change on the world map, protecting the universal values ​​of human freedom. This has been written with golden letters in history will continue to make every Indian proud. Happy Victory Day.”

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wrote, “आज विजय दिवस के अवसर मैं भारतीय सेना के शौर्य एवं पराक्रम की परम्परा को नमन करता हूँ। मैं स्मरण करता हूँ उन जाँबाज़ सैनिकों की बहादुरी को जिन्होंने १९७१ के युद्ध में एक नई शौर्यगाथा लिखी। उनका त्याग और बलिदान सभी भारतीयों के लिए प्रेरणा का स्रोत है। यह देश उन्हें हमेशा याद रखेगा।,” on Twitter, which loosely translates to, “Today, on the occasion of Victory Day, I salute the tradition of valor and valor of the Indian Army. I remember the bravery of the brave soldiers who wrote a new legend in the 1971 war. Their sacrifice and sacrifice is a source of inspiration for all Indians. This country will always remember him.”

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also tweeted, pointing out that the India – Pakistan war in 1971 took place when the neighbouring countries used to recognise the mettle of the Indian prime minister and feared violating our borders.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “सन् ‘71 में भारत की पाकिस्तान पर ऐतिहासिक जीत के उत्सव पर देशवासियों को शुभकामनाएँ और सेना के शौर्य को नमन। ये उस समय की बात है जब भारत के पड़ोसी देश भारत के प्रधानमंत्री का लोहा मानते थे और हमारे देश की सीमा का उल्लंघन करने से डरते थे!,” which loosely translates to, “On the occasion of India’s historic victory over Pakistan in ’71, greetings to the countrymen and salute the valor of the army. It is a matter of time when the neighboring countries of India believed the Prime Minister of India as iron and were afraid of violating the border of our country!”

During the India – Pakistan war, Indira Gandi was the Prime Minister of India who was the grandmother of Rahul Gandhi.

Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, also tweeted to pay a tribute of the martyred soldiers saying, “On the historic occasion of #VijayDiwas – India’s win over Pak in 1971 War that led to the creation of Bangladesh – let us all salute bravery & valour of our Armed Forces. This was the biggest surrender since World War II which highlights the unparalleled shaurya of our soldiers.”

Every year on the 16th December India celebrates Vijay Diwas to mark the country’s triumph in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971.

Several commemorative events will be held across the Indian border where the war veterans will be felicitated and adventure activities, band displays, conclaves, equipment displays, exhibitions, film festivals, and seminars will also be held.

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