The Golden Jubilee celebrations of the historic 1971 Indo-Pak war continued in the city of Kolkata on 30 Nov 2021 with a magnificent reception of the Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame at the Naval Barge ‘Rupnarayan, at Princep Ghat on banks of Hooghly(Ganga) river.
The Victory Flame was received with full military honors by Capt Joydeep Chakraborty, Naval Officer-in-Charge, West Bengal. Several Naval offers and sailors were in attendance who shared with the audience about the significant role of the Eastern Naval Command in isolating and trapping the Pakistan Navy, contributing towards the historic victory.
The event included guard of honor to Victory Flame by a ceremonial guard of Navy, Victory Flame journey on Naval barge along Hooghly(Ganga) river till iconic Howrah Bridge, and the emcee briefing the audience on the significant events of the 1971 war leading to the liberation of Bangladesh from Pak.
The band display by the 4/9 Gorkha Rifles and Assam Regiment was applauded and appreciated by the gathering for their mesmerizing and captivating tunes.
The event culminated with the departure of the Victory Flame to continue its journey to the City of Joy to spread awareness among the masses about the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
Source: IBG News