The Swarnim Vijay Mashaal was received with full military honour at Kranti Maidan, Ponda, Goa today during a ceremony conducted by Army’s 6 Technical Training Regiment and 2 Signal Training Centre. The ceremony for felicitation of 1971 War Veterans was organised in presence of Honourable Union Arts and Culture Minister, Shri Govind Gawde, and prominent officers from the Civil Administration.
A wreath was laid by the minister at War Memorial to honour the bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice during the 1971 war and presented mementoes to Veterans. During his address to the gathering, he exhorted citizens to come forward in support of the members of Armed forces, especially the veterans who deserve unconditional support and commitment.
The ceremony at Ponda was the last military function at Goa after which the Victory flame would be moving to its next destination before culmination of its journey at New Delhi on 16 December 21. It was a matter of great pride and honour for citizens of Goa
who gathered in large numbers to take part in this event.