Flaming ahead by being a part of history
2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Liberation, which is also called the Battle of Bangladesh independence.
To mark this historic occasion, Victory Flame was lit by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on sixteenth December, 2020 from the prevailing everlasting flame in New Delhi.
Since then, 4 Victory Mashaals have been travelling via completely different battle fields of the Liberation Battle.
It will proceed until sixteenth December, 2021 to mark the Swarnim Vijay Varsh.
Supported by Japanese Command, Indian Military, the Victory Flame got here to Sister Nivedita College (SNU), the one instructional establishment in Bengal, at the moment (On fifteenth March).
After the arrival of the officers from the Military, Navy and Air Power, the Victory Flame was handed over to the SNU Chancellor, Mr Satyam Roychowdhury, to be positioned on the college campus.
Spearheaded by Capt. Prabhakar, the Assam Regimental Band’s efficiency was in full glory. Wearing pristine whites, the band’s efficiency infused a feeling of delight and patriotism amongst everybody current.
In his welcome handle, Mr Roychowdhury thanked the Armed Forces for selecting SNU as one of the venues of this Victory Flame. “It’s a matter of nice delight and pleasure,” he stated.
Ever because it had been lit on Vijay Diwas final 12 months (sixteenth December, 2020), the flame has travelled to numerous components of the nation, together with Kolkata, the place Hon’ble Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar acquired the Flame on tenth March.
SNU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, stated “We really feel so proud to be a part of this celebration,” he stated.
Maj. Gaurav Lohomia launched a movie which showcased how the Battle of 1971 was fought and gained – from the rigorous coaching of ‘Mukti Bahini’ members by Indian Armed Forces to then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asking Gen. Sam Maneckshaw to go to East Pakistan and drive the Pakistani troopers to give up. It was charming!
The movie, which has been made by the Indian Military, additionally highlighted the plight of folks underneath then West Pakistan’s rule, the important function performed by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the indomitable spirit of the folks of Bangladesh.
It additionally relived the moments when Lieutenant Basic AAK Niazi, (GOC-in-C East Pakistan) signed the ‘Instrument of Give up’ on sixteenth December, 1971 with India’s Lieutenant Genral Jagjit Singh Arora.
Maj. Sanjiv Singh who’s in cost of the travelling Vijay Mashaal recalled how he first lifted it on 1st March, 2021 in Ranchi. Since then it has travelled via Bihar to Kharagpur and at the moment to Sister Nivedita College.
Later, the Nursing college students of SNU and the scholars of the engineering division of Techno Worldwide New City enthralled the viewers with their choice of patriotic songs which began off with the Nationwide Anthem of Bangladesh.
The ceremony (contained in the auditorium) ended with a vote of thanks delivered by SNU Registrar, Prof. Suman Chatterjee.
“The historic victory of the 1971 Battle was a saga of indomitable braveness, valour and sacrifice which resulted within the making of a new nation, Bangladesh”, stated Mr Biplab Ganguly, a Techno India Group senior official.
The occasion concluded with the Military band taking part in the Indian Nationwide Anthem. The flame will journey at the moment at 16:00 hours to Science Metropolis from Sister Nivedita College.
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