Srinagar: In continuation with celebrations of 50 years of victory of Indian Armed Forces in 1971 India-Pakistan War, a host of events were conducted under the aegis of Sector Headquarter, Rashtriya Rifles at the scenic valley of Budgam.
The Victory Flame was taken over by Commanding Officer Rashtriya Rifles, Budgam from Balapur garrison and was escorted through towns of Pulwama and Shopian to Budgam in a grand procession with approximately 50 motor cyclists.
It is the fourth day of Victory Flame’s journey in the Kashmir Valley and it was received by school children, local citizenry, civil dignitaries, serving personnel & veterans of the Armed Forces.
The Sector Commander Rashtriya Rifles, Budgam received the Victory Flame at the iconic war memorial. Prominent dignitaries including Shahabaz Ahmed Mirza, DC Budgam, Tahir Saleem Khan, SSP Budgam, and other district administration officials besides CAPF and police officials were also present to grace the occasion.
In commemoration of the event, Army Bands put up a spectacular performance of martial music, which was followed by a Guard of Honour to the Victory Flame and felicitation of veterans and Veer Naris.