Vijay Diwas: Golden jubilee of India’s triumph over Pakistan

Vijay Diwas is marked on 16 December in both India and Bangladesh. We celebrate Vijay divas for the victory of India over Pakistan in the 1971 war.

Besides, this day is for the tribute to our brave defense forces who sacrificed themselves for a good beginning. Above all, on this day Bangladesh was born. Hence, Bangladesh celebrates its independence on 16 December every year as Bijoy Dibos.

Details about Vijay Divas

So, the chief of the Pakistan armed forces surrendered with any condition on 16 December 1971 to the joined forces involving the Indian Army and Mukti Bahini in Dhaka. Moreover, this war continues for 14 days. Consequently, the war resulted in the creation of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

Therefore, this day is known as the Bangladesh Liberation War.

PM Modi on Vijay Diwas

PM Narendra Modi on Vijay Diwas light Swarnim Vijay Mashaal at the National War Memorial.

Also, on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan, PM Narendra Modi light Swarnim Vijay Mashaal at the National War Memorial. In addition, PM Modi honored this day by paying tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation.

On Vijay Divas, we recall the unwavering courage of our armed forces that resulted in a decisive victory for our nation in the 1971 war.

-PM Modi tweeted

On the occasion of Vijay Divas, President Ram Nath Kovind said, let us remember the courage of our soldiers who are strongly committed to defend our sovereignty and protect human dignity. Further, he said, their martyrdom in the 1971 war had shown supreme bravery & ability of our forces. The nation is eternally indebted to them in his tweet.

Few patriotic quotes in celebration of Vijay Divas by some famous personalities –

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? – Mahatma Gandhi.

We are Indians, firstly, and lastly. – B. R. Ambedkar

Our responsibility as citizens is to address the inequalities and injustices that linger, and we must secure our birthright freedoms for all people. – Barack Obama

AuthorPragya Verma


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