NAVI MUMBAI ESM CELEBRATE VICTORY DAY-INDO PAK WAR 1971
Dear All Veterans
ESM in and around Navi Mumbai organised a public function to celebrate VICTORY DAY of INDO PAK WAR 1971, under the banner of EX SERVICEMEN LEAGUE Navi Mumbai, affiliated to IESM,on 17 Dec 2009 at SIES College of Management NERUL Navi Mumbai, auditorium form 10 am to 1 pm.Over 200 dignitaries from different sectors of society including ESM and families attended.Infact extra chairs had to be placed to accommodate all.
The meeting commenced with two minutes silence to pay respect to those who laid their lives in the war. Lt Col DP Singh,President,welcomed all and explained the back ground of public function.He also high lighted the action awaited from local authorities in constructing a SAHEED SAMARAK,naming two roads in each node of Navi Mumbai after war heroes and allotting a office space to ESM organisation.Vice Admiral (Retd) IC Rao,PVSM,AVSM as Chairman spoke on Nation building & Security. Brig (Retd) SC Sharma gave a over view of 1971 war including interesting inputs from now declassified NIXON papers and other published material. Director SIES,Dr Sengupta narrated his personal sentiments being originally from Bangladesh and what is being done by Management Institutes for ESM. GOC,HQ MG&G Area sent a serving Brigadier as his representative.
Total of 12 speakers from Army ,Navy,Air Force narrated their first hand experiences of 1971 war,the audience repeatedly cheered the speakers, including one 83 year Sqn Ldr who deposited his medals for returning to President,the Supreme Commander.The meeting ended with National Anthem.
Electronic & print media was present in large numbers and pre function was covered in News papers.
Photographs of event would be sent little later.
Brigadier Dharam Prakash