The Army celebrates victory of 1971 War by display of a weapon and equipment at Polo

Shillong, March 25: The nation is celebrating “Swarnim Vijay Varsh” to commemorate the historic victory of Indian Armed Forces in 1971 War. As part of the celebrations, 101 Area has organised a Weapon & Equipment display cum awareness programme on ‘Know Your Armed Forces’ over a period of three days from 25 to 27 March 2021 at Polo ground, Shillong.

The event was inaugurated by Major General HS Shanbhag Officiating General Officer Commanding, 101 Area on 25 March 2021 in which Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Assam Rifles have displayed various weapons and equipment for the students, NCC cadets and local populace of the area.

The youth were fascinated seeing the display and showed tremendous inquisitiveness regarding the capability and functioning of the weapons and equipment. Besides that, Khukri Dance Display, Pipe & Drum Band of 58 GTC enthralled the audience with their mesmerizing performances. A movie on “The Liberation of Bangladesh” was also screened at the venue.

In addition, ‘Career Guidance and Interaction’ for the students and NCC cadets was also organised. During the interactive session the students and locals were made aware on various types of entries to join the Indian Armed Forces as a career option.

The students were inspired by the glorious history of the Indian Armed Forces and were highly motivated to the join the Forces. The event witnessed attendance by large number of NCC cadets, students and locals of the area.

All the attendees expressed profound gratitude for undertaking such an initiative and appreciated the continuous efforts and commitment of Indian Army in reaching out to the youth.


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