Saluting our heroes

first_imgThe exhibition titled ‘Shauryanjali’ celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Indo-Pak War of 1965, opened at the India Gate lawns on Wednesday. The exhibition has recreated the battle scene in various sectors beginning from Rann of Kutch to the ceasefire and Tashkent Summit. The NCC enclosure in ‘Shauryanjali’, turned out to be one of the most popular enclosures.  Most of the school children thronged the NCC enclosure and were all praise for it. During the inauguration of ‘Shauryanjali’, the Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar and Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley heard the briefing of the cadets and appreciated the effort put in by NCC cadets during the 1968 War.  Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff also visited the enclosure and had an informal discussion with the cadets. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Arun Jaitley, the Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting said that India scored a decisive victory in the War. Jaitley described it as a nostalgic occasion and recalled the overwhelming, emotional and material support that it generated nationwide for the Armed Forces. He said, “the enemy was shown its place by the professionalism of our Armed Forces.”  A special brochure was also released on the occasion. The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that he was deeply influenced by the heroism of Company Quarter Master Havildar (CQMH) Abdul Hamid. He added that this was first major war that India won hands-down. He said a nation that remembers its history and its martyrs is a developed and secure country.  The event was attended, among others, by Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan.last_img

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