Vijay Diwas 2017: Twitterati Pay Tributes to Martyrs of Indo-Pakistan War of 1971
Vijay Diwas commemorates the victory of India in alliance with Bangladesh over Pakistan on December 16 during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. India every year celebrates its victory and the surrender of Pakistan Army which led to the secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh. People across the country observe the day by paying tributes to the martyrs of war. On this day, people lay wreaths and remember the sacrifices of the soldiers. Defence Minister and heads of all three wings of the Indian armed forces pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi and in National Military Memorial in Bengaluru.
On this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, surrendered to the allied forces consists of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini, led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora, of India along with 93,000 troops. Following the tradition, India and Bangladesh will Vijay Diwas to mark both the countries’ military victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war. Commemorating the spirit of War of Liberation of 1971 alive, an arrangement of reciprocal visits by Muktijodhas and War Veterans was institutionalised in 2005. Twitterati has been paying tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the nation.
Here are some of the tweets:
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) December 16, 2017
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) December 16, 2017
— Ananthkumar (@AnanthKumar_BJP) December 16, 2017
On #VijayDiwas, we salute the indomitable spirit and sacrifice of the martyrs of 1971 War.
Let each one of us remember the unfathomable valour of our soldiers, who defend India’s freedom every day.
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 16, 2017
— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) December 16, 2017
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) December 16, 2017
On this day, the Government of India invites a delegation of Muktijodhas along with their spouses or companions to participate in the Vijay Diwas celebrations that are held at Fort Williams, Kolkata. This year a delegation of 30 Muktijodhas and six serving Bangladesh Armed Forces officers, along with their companions will participate in the Vijay Diwas celebrations in Kolkata from December 14-18, 2017.