Swarnim Vijay Mashaal
Every year on December 16 India celebrates Vijay Diwas to commemorate its victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war.
Swarnim Vijay Varsh
The year 2021 marks 50 years of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. India has planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its victory as Golden victory your, that is, Swarnim Vijay Varsh.
Swarnim Vijay Mashaal
On December 16, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lit up the Swarnim Vijay Mashaal to kickstart the 50th anniversary celebrations, Swarnim Vijay Varsh. Swarnim Vijay Mashaal was lit up from the Eternal Flame at the National War Memorial in New Delhi.
Mashaals means flaming torches. The four victory flaming torches will be carried to various parts of India. This includes the villages of Param Vir Chakra and Mahavir Chakra awardees of 1971 war.
The soil from the major areas where the 1971 war was fought and from the villages of the awardees of 1971 war are to be brought to National war Memorial.
National war Memorial
The National war Memorial is an Indian National monument that was built to honour the soldiers of Indian armed forces who sacrificed their lives in armed conflicts of independent India. The walls of the memorial carry names of armed forces personnel who sacrificed their lives in conflict with China and Pakistan and as well as in the 1961 war in Goa, Operation Rakshak, Operation Pawan. Their names are inscribed in Golden letters.
The monument is spread over 40 acres of land and was built by Government of India near India Gate. The construction of the memorial was completed in 2019. The eternal flame at the national war Memorial is called “Amar Jawan Jyoti” which means Flames of eternal soldiers was lit by PM Modi.
The memorial has four concentric circles and at the bottom of which burns the eternal flame. The four circles are Amar Chakra or the circle of immortality, Veerta Chakra for the circle of bravery, flag Chakra or the circle of sacrifice, Rakshak Chakra or the Circle of protection.
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