Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas

Question: Vijay Diwas is celebrated on-

(a) 14 December
(b) 16 December
(c) 15 December
(d) 17 December

Ans(b)

Related facts:

  • On 16 December 2015, 44th Vijay Diwas was celebrated throughout India.
  • On this occasion, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army Chief D S Suhag, Navy Chief R K Dhowan and Air Chief Arup Raha remembered martyrs and paid tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.
  • The day is celebrated to honour the martyrs of the 1971 war between the two countries. On this day in 1971, about 93,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered to the Indian forces.
  • This historic victory led to creation of Bangladesh.
  • Vijay Diwas celebrations at Fort William, Eastern Command assume a special significance as Mukti Jodhas & Indian war veterans who fought shoulder to shoulder reunite to celebrate this momentous occasion in history.
  • This year 30 Mukti Jodhas attended the solemn occasion led by HE Md Qamrul Islam, Food Minister, Bangladesh.

Reference:

http://pibmumbai.gov.in/scripts/detail.asp?releaseId=E2015PR3180

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=133353

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