Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrated

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The nation is celebrating the golden Jubilee year of the Victory of India overPakistan in 1971 war fought between two nations. The Central Government decided to celebrate fifty years of the said victory and in commemoration launched nationwide golden Jubilee Victory torch yatra. The golden Jubilee victory torch arrived in Goa on September 9, 2021 andSwarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations were held at Azad Maidan, Panaji today.
The Governor of Goa Shri P. S. Sreedharan Pillai while addressing said that it was brave act of our disciplined Armed forces who registered victory over rival nation Pakistan during 1971 Indo Pak war. All three wings of army collectively coupled with decipline fought against Pakistan. He said the victory over Pakistan was the greatest achievement of our nation. The war was fought for two weeks where in our military had played important role to sustain human race peace and democracy in the belt and also contributed to the souvernity of the nation.
The Goverñor said that the war helped the Bangladeshi people to achieve freedom and to establish itself as independent nation.He felt previledged to honour the living legends of that war he added.
The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant in his address said that he was proud to honour those legends who participated in the war. The motive behind nationwide march of golden Jubilee victory torch is to revoke among Indians the feeling of patriotism and nationalism. It is proud moment to welcome the arrival Victory torch in the State, he said and praised the bravery of those who participated and made the victory a reality. This event he said will culminate into recalling the valour, bravery of military personnel and memories of war thereby creating sense of nationalism and patriotism among youth and people as well, he added.
The golden jubilee victory torch upon its arrivalat the venue of the function was received  with high honour by the Governor and the Chief Minister.
The 2 Signal Taekwando team performed acts of taekwando while the First batalion of NCC Goa performed traditional fisherfolk dance of Goa on the ocassion.
Brig. Shri A. S. Sahani appreciated the Goa Government for its various initiatives towards the welfare of Ex- Servicemen.Brave Women veterans and those involved in the War 1971 were honoured at the hands of Governor and the Chief Minister. They included Spouse of Lt. Francis Xavier, Smt Sandra D Costa, Navy Virchakra recipient Adml. Rt. Shri Arun Prakash, Col. Arjun Deva, Lt. Col. Rt. Shri R. Karwal, Lt. Col. Rt. Shri Kishanlal Srivas, Subhedar Shri Ramchandra Gawas, Ex. M. Mech. Shri Jagannath Shirodkar, Ex. Corporal Shri Damodar J. Kamat and others.
Chief Secretary Shri Parimal Rai, NCC Cadets, Staff of 2- Signal Training Centre, were among those who attended the function.
Eventually the Chief Minister Dr. Sawant handover the torch of victory to the bearers to proceed for their further journey.
5TTR, 2STC Maj. Shri Rohit Rawat compered the function.

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