President Visits Exhibition of 1965 Indo Pak War at India Gate Lawns
Golden Jubilee Commemorative events of Indo Pak War – 1965 at New Delhi was initiated by the Honorable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee by a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Amar Jawan Jyoti on 28 Aug 2015. The Honorable President visited the exhibition of the War at India Gate Lawns and was received by the Service Chiefs, today. He was thereafter conducted through the exhibitions area depicting Terrain Walk Through, Battle Enclosures, Martyrs Gallery and other enclosures by arms and services, depicting the Indo Pak war of 1965 in its entirety.
The President of India endorsed his remarks in the visitors book, stating â€œ A heart warming exhibition showcasing the grit and valour of the Indian Soldier. I salute the brave martyrs of the Indian Armed Forces who sacrificed their present for our today. Every Indian should be proud to walk through this exhibition glorifying our victory in the 1965 war. My compliments to the team for organizing this at such a grand scaleâ€.
The President also interacted with the next of kin of the nationâ€™s highest gallantry award winners of Param Vir Chakra during 1965 War, Lt Col AB Tarapore and CQMH Abdul Hamid and a number of war veterans of 1965 war.
On 20 Sep 2015, a Carnival to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of 1965 Indo- Pak war (Indradhanush) will be organised at India Gate Lawns. It celebrates the triumph of India and shares the joy of the success with one and all. The carnival showcases events like martial arts display, jazz band concert, hot air balloon rides, choreographed dance shows, Army Dog Show, Army Motor Cycle display, magicians, jugglers and host of other activities. To add to the glitz, multi- cuisine food courts are also coming up at the venue. A painting competition with â€˜Indian Armed Forcesâ€™ as the theme is also planned. Fly past by Indian Air Force and Army Aviation will add to the atmosphere of festivities. The event is open to all and no prior registration is required.