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SWARNIM VIJAY VARSH (SVV) AT WAR MEMORIAL IN BADAMI BAGH CANTONMENT 16 JULY 2021

Srinagar,16 Jul 2021. Srinagar based Chinar Corps observed 50 th Anniversary of Vijay
Diwas, which is being celebrated as “Swarnim Vijay Varsh” by paying tributes to valiant
soldiers of the armed forces who made the supreme sacrifice during various operations in
the 1971 war. 50 years ago, on this momentous day, over 93,000 Pakistani troops under
the command of Lieutenant General AAK Niazi raised the white flags and surrendered
unconditionally at Dhaka in the presence of commanders of the Indian Army, Navy and Air
Force.
To commemorate the decisive and historic victory of the Indian Armed Forces over
Pakistan’s Armed Forces in December 1971 and to pay homage to the Swarnim Vijay
Mashaal (Victory Flame) a solemn wreath laying ceremony was held at war memorial
Badami Bagh Cantonment. The event commenced with recitations of prayers for the
departed Martyrs by Dharm gurus of all religions. Thereafter, the wreath laying ceremony
was started by junior most Sepoy and Subedar Major of Headquarters Chinar Corps,
followed by 1971 war Veterans, General Officer Commanding 31 Sub Area, Chief of Staff,
Headquarters Chinar Corps, General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps. The year 2021
has been named “Swarnim Vijay Varsh” by the Government of India.

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