Floral tributes paid to war veterans of 1971

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 26: In commemoration of the Swarnim Vijay Varsh, marked as the historic victory over Pakistan during 1971 war, Naugam brigade celebrated the memorable event today with the gallant war veterans of 9 SIKH who fought the battle in Naugam sector with unparalleled valour.

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The celebrations commenced with wreath laying, paying homage to the martyrs and followed up with an event on sharing of war experiences – an account of personal narrations by the veterans and civil porters who made the impossible possible for our Motherland.
Recalling the bravery of 9 SIKH in 1971 war, Lt Gen Raj Sujlana (Retd) during the interaction was overwhelmed to be at the place of resounding ‘Jaikaras’ where they achieved respect and honours as “war heroes”. For all war veterans, it was a strong nostalgic moment where the battle cry of toughest times are still re-echoed.
Cultural performances of children and youth of the local area added colours to the event.
The veterans visited the battle field locations at KB, wherein they sought the blessings of Peer Baba and interacted with the soldiers. Veterans also included those on whose name the existing posts at LC were named after war to recognise their heroic act. The event was well received and appreciated by veterans and locals.