Nagpur Beauro : Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame arrived at the Guards Regimental Centre, Kamptee Cantonment to commemorate 50 years of the 1971 war and mark 2021 as ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh. The victory flame was handed over to the Indian Army by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on December 16. In a grand ceremony, Victory Flame marched through Koradi, Automotive Square, Kamptee town to enter the Cantonment through the magnificent GARUD DWAR. The soldiers formed a human chain of two kilometers on both sides of the road through which the Victory Flame was carried aloft by the team, relayed by the war Veterans, finally handing over to the Station Commander.
Brigadier PC Vyas, Station Commander and Commandant GUARDS Regimental Centre, Kamptee Cantonment received the victory flame from Capt Aniruddh at the Guards Regimental Centre in presence of military personnel and ex-servicemen along with their families. Representatives of Kamptee Administration were also present during the ceremony. War veterans of 1971 war and NOKs of fallen heros were also present to grace the occasion and were felicitated by the Army. Victory Flame team was the centre of attraction for young soldiers who drew inspiration from this symbol of sacrifice by our brave soldiers during 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Victory flame team will stay in Nagpur for seven days and during this period they will participate in various Military and Civil events including Republic day function at Kasurchand Park. The events are planned to showcase the historic military achievements and also to felicitate veterans for their outstanding contribution in the nation building.