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New Delhi : In December 1971, the Indian Armed Forces secured a decisive and historic Victory over Pakistan Army, which led to creation of a Nation – Bangladesh and also resulted in the largest Military Surrender after the World War – II. From December 16, 2020, the Nation will be celebrating 50 Years of Indo-Pak War, also called ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’. Various commemorative events are planned across the Nation.

Inaugural event will be held at the National War Memorial (NWM) in New Delhi on December 16, 2020, which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On his arrival, the Prime Minister will be received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the venue.

The Prime Minister, Chief of Defence Staff & Tri-Service Chiefs will lay wreath and pay homage to the fallen soldiers. PMvNarendra Modi will light up the ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ from the eternal flame of NWM on the occasion. Four Victory Mashaals (flames) will be lit from the Eternal Flame of NWM. These Mashaals will be carried to various parts of the country including to villages of Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra Awardees of 1971 War. Soil from the villages of these Awardees and from areas where major battles were fought in 1971 are being brought to the NWM, according to a PIB release.

Various commemorative events will be conducted pan-India wherein war Veterans and Veer Naris will be felicitated and events like band displays, seminars, exhibitions, equipment displays, film festivals, conclave, and adventure activities are planned.