Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 03 August


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India is commemorating 50thanniversary of the historic victoryin 1971 waras ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’.The celebrations commenced with Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi lighting the Victory Flame on December 16, 2020. The Victory Flame was lit from the eternal flame of the National War Memorial and signifies the bravery of our heroic soldiers during the war. Since then the Victory Flame is travelling across the length and breadth of India and a large number of commemorative events have been conducted during its journey.


On July31, 2021the Victory Flame would be handed over to the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) at Chennai.The Victory Flame would be received by the Joint-Services team of ANC and on the same day it will travel on an Indian Navy Ship from Chennai to Port Blair. At Port Blair Naval jetty, the Victory flame would be accorded a grand reception and a Joint-Services Guard of Honour.


The Victory Flame will be in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands between August 03-28, 2021. During this period a large number of events have been jointly planned by the Civil Administration and ANC.The events would witness participation from service veterans as well as the local population, particularly youth. The Victory Flame will travel to all the major Islands of Andaman and Nicobar before being handed over to the Eastern Naval Command at Port Blair on August 28, 2021. 


In December 1971, the Indian Armed Forces had secured a decisive victory over Pakistan Army, and a new nation Bangladesh was born.The victory also resulted into the largest Military surrender post World War-II wherein approximately 93,000 soldiers of the Pakistan Army surrendered to the Indian Army.