Lucknow: The 1971 Indo-Pak war has gone down in the annals of history as a defining moment for our nation, which also led to the creation of a new country in South Asia.
The ‘Victory Flame’ lit in New Delhi to honour the valour and sacrifice of the brave sons of the soil during the 1971 war, entered Lucknow on 15th February 2021 on its pan India journey. The Victory Flame was received in the Lucknow Cantonment by Major General Rajeev Sharma, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Madhya Uttar Pradesh Sub Area (MUPSA), Lucknow, in presence of the gallant veterans and Next of Kin (NOK) of 1971 war. The arrival of the Victory Flame was marked by a commemorative run and a display by an Army Band amongst other events.
The Victory Flame will be touring various locations in Central Uttar Pradesh including Unnao and Fatehgarh before moving on east-wards on its journey. During its stay, as a mark of respect to the Victory Flame, a number of events are scheduled including visits and events at various Schools and Universities, homage to our martyrs and felicitation of the gallantry awardees of 1971 war.