- To be received by Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh, Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area
- The Victory Flame will be in Karwar till Sept 24
- From Karwar it is scheduled to depart to Belagavi
Karwar, Sept 15, 2021: The Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame will reach Karwar on September 17.
The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the 1971 Indo-Pak War. Accordingly, as a mark of tribute and celebration of the victory, the year is being observed as ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh‘ by the Services.
The year-long ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ celebrations began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi lighting the Victory Flame on Dec 16, 2020. The Victory Flame is traveling across the length and breadth of India to be amalgamated into eternal Flame at National War Memorial on Dec 15, 2021.
The Victory Flame is scheduled to arrive at Naval Base Karwar on Sept 17. It will be received by Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh, Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area at the War Memorial erected in honor of those who made supreme sacrifice during ‘ Operation Vijay ‘ in the presence of Army and Navy Personnel.
The Victory Flame will be in Karwar till Sept 24 during which ceremonies are planned onboard Indian Naval Ship Vikramaditya, Schools, NCC Unit (Karwar), and at the statue of Late Major Raghoba Rane at RT Beach Park on Sept 22.
Thereafter, the Victory Flame is scheduled to depart on Sept 24 to Belagavi.