As part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of our war with Pakistan in 1965, the Rising Star Corps is conducting a seminar at Mamun Military Station on 27 July 15 and 28 July 15. This seminar aims at commemorating the Golden Jubilee and in so doing, carry out a pragmatic review of Pakistan as a Nation as also analyse the lessons of war from the current perspective.
The Indian soldier stood tall in 1965 war. Our soldiers, civilians and the Nation made sacrifices with a sense of pride and righteousness which needs to be acknowledged. Battles of Asal Uttar, Phillora, Barki, Dograi and much more are now part of military folklore that continue to motivate us today. The event would felicitate the veterans of the area who fought the war and gave us this proud moment in our history.
As a follow up, the event will thereafter be celebrated at identified locations along the border to felicitate Veer Naris, Gallantry Award Winners, Veterans as also the civilians and even the villages that helped the Armed Forces during the War. Young officers will make war presentations in schools and colleges. It was a hard fought victory with numerous stories of valour and sacrifice – they must be told.
The seminar would see a venerable group – distinguished civilian and military speakers who would address an audience ranging from veterans, serving officers, ladies, school children and civil functionaries. Lt Gen KJ Singh, Western Army Commander would grace the occasion, share his thoughts and interact with the attendees.