Mangaluru, Dec 16, 2014: Rich tributes were paid to the martyrs at a solemn ceremony organised at the War Memorial at Kadri in the city on December 16, Tuesday as part of Vijay Diwas. The day is observed to commemorate India’s win over Pakistan in the 1971 war. The programme was organized by DK District Ex-Servicemen’s Association, Lions Club International District 317D and Shasthavu Sri Bhoothanatheshwara Temple Trust.
Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim who spoke on the occasion, urged the citizens to remember the sacrifices made by the brave soldiers for the cause of their motherland .
R Hithendra, City Police Commissioner, Uma MG, Principal District and Sessions Judge, N Vinay Hegde, Chancellor of Nitte University, Tulasi Maddineni, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer. Dr Sharanappa, SP, Vijayanath Vittal Shetty, Trustee of Shastavu Shree Bhoothanatheshwara Temple Trust, Manjunath Bhandari, Lions District Governor and others were present at the ceremony.
Col. N, Sharath Bhandari, President of DK Ex-Servicemen’s Association spoke on the significance of observing Vijay Diwas.
Three veterans of armed forces namely Commander Jerome Castelino, recipient of Vishisht Seva Medal-Indian Navy; Sadashiv Prabhu,Additional Deputy Commissioner and Brig. Vinod Adappa,Sena Medallist, 10 Sikh Regiment, will be felicitated at a function to be held at Kadri Park on December 16, Tuesday evening at 5.30 pm.
A variety of events including patriotic songs, dance, screening of some clippings pertaining to the 1971 war and Tulu comedy show Bale Thelipaale will be held.
Amrith Paul, IGP, Western Range, Vishal Hegde, Trustee, Nitte Education Trust, Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim and others will participate.