Vijay Diwas: PM Modi lights up ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’, Rajnath Singh unveils `Swarnim Vijay Varsh` logo

First Published Dec 16, 2020, 11:09 AM IST

The Prime Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and Tri-Service Chiefs laid a wreath and paid homage to the fallen soldiers.

<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lit the eternal flame 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' at National War Memorial to mark 50th anniversary of Vijay Diwas - India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.</p>

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lit the eternal flame 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' at National War Memorial to mark 50th anniversary of Vijay Diwas - India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.

<p>India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate its victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh.</p>

India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate its victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh.

<p>Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the logo for `Swarnim Vijay Varsh` to mark the 50th-anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war on Wednesday.</p>

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the logo for `Swarnim Vijay Varsh` to mark the 50th-anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war on Wednesday.

<p>The inaugural event was held at the National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi which will was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On his arrival, the Prime Minister was received by Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh.</p>

The inaugural event was held at the National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi which will was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On his arrival, the Prime Minister was received by Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh.

<p>The Prime Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and Tri-Service Chiefs laid a wreath and paid homage to the fallen soldiers.</p>

The Prime Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and Tri-Service Chiefs laid a wreath and paid homage to the fallen soldiers.

<p>Rajnath Singh paid tributes to the Indian Army for its valour and sacrifices in a tweet marking Vijay Diwas. He said the 1971 victory for India wrote a new story of bravery.</p>

Rajnath Singh paid tributes to the Indian Army for its valour and sacrifices in a tweet marking Vijay Diwas. He said the 1971 victory for India wrote a new story of bravery.

<p>The defence ministry has said, to observe Vijay Diwas, various commemorative events will be conducted pan-India wherein war veterans will be felicitated. Also, band displays, seminars, exhibitions, equipment displays, film festivals, conclaves and adventure activities will also be held during the day.</p>

The defence ministry has said, to observe Vijay Diwas, various commemorative events will be conducted pan-India wherein war veterans will be felicitated. Also, band displays, seminars, exhibitions, equipment displays, film festivals, conclaves and adventure activities will also be held during the day.

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