One of the four 'Victory Flames', lit to celebrate 50 years of the 1971 Indo-Pak War, will be arriving in Lucknow today. The flame, which is coming from the East has seen many battlefields and soldiers' native places, all the way from Bangladesh and is now in its last leg of the journey towards the state capital. As per reports, the Surya Command of the Indian Army will welcome the flame in the town, kickstarting a series of events here from December 8 to 12 to commemorate the historic win.
Citizens to Pay Tribute to the Martyrs
On the morning of December 9, the Uttar Pradesh Government shall be organising a grand celebration at the Vidhan Sabha to pay tribute to the flame and the bravehearts of the 1971 war. On the same evening, the flame will be placed at the Janeshwar Mishra Park from 4:00 to 5:30 PM, for the citizens of Lucknow to pay their respect.
This event will include a performance by the Military Band and a stellar weapons display. There will also be a booth providing useful information to the youth who aspire to join the Indian Armed Forces.
On December 10-11, the 'Victory Flame' will also be hosted by the Lucknow University and the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, before leaving for the National War Memorial in Delhi on December 12. This shall be its final resting place.
- With inputs from Pawan Kaushal