NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee today visited ‘Shauryanjali’, an exhibition being held on the Rajpath commemorating the golden jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak war.
He was given a detailed briefing as he was escorted through the 700 metre long exhibition.
A heart warming exhibition showcasing the grit and valour of the Indian Soldier. I salute the brave martyrs of the Indian Armed Forces who sacrificed their present for our today. Every Indian should be proud to walk through this exhibition glorifying our victory in the 1965 war. My compliments to the team for organizing this at such a grand scale,” he wrote in the Visitor’s Book.
The President also interacted with the next of kin of the winners of Param Vir Chakra during 1965 War, Lt Col A B Tarapore and Abdul Hamid, and a number of war veterans.
Tomorrow, a carnival ‘Indradhanush’ will be organised at India Gate Lawns.
It will showcase events like martial arts display, jazz band concert, hot air balloon rides, choreographed dance shows, army dog show, army motor cycle display, magicians, jugglers and host of other activities.
To add to the glitz, multicuisine food courts would also be set up at the venue.
A painting competition with ‘Indian Armed Forces’ as the theme is also planned.
Fly past by Indian Air Force and Army Aviation will add to the festive ambience. The event is open to all and no prior registration is required.