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Victory Day of Bangladesh is celebrated in Kolkata Fort William.


On the solemn occasion of the 52nd Anniversary of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh, a poignant wreath-laying ceremony was held at Vijay Smarak Fort William, Kolkata. The ceremony paid homage to the valorous souls who sacrificed their lives for the noble cause of liberation.
The ceremony witnessed the presence of a Seventy One member delegation from Bangladesh, including 30 Mukti Jodhas accompanied by their families, Md Momim Ullah Patwary BP, the senior delegate, and six serving officers of the Bangladesh Army, led by Maj Gen Md Hossin Al Morshed.
Respectful wreaths were laid by dignitaries including Shri Vineet Kumar Goyal, IPS, Kolkata Police Commissioner, Maj Gen H Dharmarajan AVSM, SM**, VSM, GOC, Bengal Sub Area, Lt Gen RC Srikanth, VSM, COS, HQ Eastern Command, 
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, PVSM, AVSM, VM (Retd), Gen Shankar Roychowdhury, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Maj Gen Md Hossin Al Morshed, NDC, 
AFWC,PSC, Military Delegation Leader, Bangladesh and Md Momim Ullah Patwary 
BP, Delegation Leader, Mukti Jodha Bangladesh. The chief guest, Lt Gen RP Kalita, 
PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, laid the final wreath in conjunction with a poignant flower petal drop orchestrated by Army Aviation helicopters.
Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen RP Kalita, Eastern Army Commander, conveyed profound gratitude to the fallen heroes and veterans of both Mukti Jodhas and the Indian Army. He emphasized their immense sacrifice and valor, which manifested the aspirations of millions in the creation of a new nation. Lt GenRP Kalita highlighted India's pivotal role as the first nation to recognize Bangladesh as a sovereign state on 6th December 1971, fostering robust bilateral relations grounded in mutual respect and cooperation.

Photos: Indian Army and Suvendu Das 

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