SRINAGAR: In it’s true tradition of remembering the heroes and martyrs, the Army celebrated the 40th Anniversary of its victory during the 1971 war. In a solemn yet impressive ceremony attended by a large number of Army persons, Lt Gen SA Hasnain, GOC Chinar Corps paid obeisance to the martyrs by laying wreath at the war memorial in Badami Bagh Cantonment.
The 16th of December every year is celebrated as ‘Vijay Diwas’ and commemorates the Indian Army’s victory in the 1971 war. GOC Chinar Corps while speaking on the occasion recounted the sacrifices made and the glories achieved by the Chinar Corps.
He also congratulated all ranks for putting in their best efforts to ensure a peaceful 2011 in the Valley and exhorted them to continue to strive towards excellence.
Later in the day a special function was organised where the GOC, Chinar Corps felicitated the brave soldier who got wounded during various Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorism operations in the valley.
Also on the occasion a special Band Concert was organised for the Army men and their families wherein the Military Band of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment Centre, Srinagar entertained the audience.