GANGTOK, Sept 28 - The two-day �Parakram Parv� to celebrate the second anniversary of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC) started here today.
Brigadier Ajay Mishra, Black Cat Division, inaugurated the exhibition organised by the Army at the West Point School here to celebrate the second anniversary of the surgical strikes carried out on September 29, 2016 by the Indian Army on terror pads across the LoC.
Equipment like 105 mm field guns of the artillery, small arms of the infantry, engineering items, mountaineering gadgets, medical instruments for treatment of the sick and injured during operations, etc., have been put on show for visitors.
Screening of a movie on the surgical strikes, motivational lecture, career counselling, information kiosks and band display are other attractions of the exhibition.
Speaking at the inaugural function, Brigadier Mishra said that it was a great moment to celebrate the anniversary of the surgical strikes as �Parakram Parv� in the beautiful State of Sikkim.
He said that the main idea behind the programme was to showcase the Army�s achievements and remember the troops who made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives for the sake of the nation. � PTI
Itanagar Correspondent adds: To showcase the courage, valour and sacrifice of the Indian Armed Forces, �Parakram Parv� is being observed from September 28 to 30 in the country. In Arunachal Pradesh, �Parakram Parv� will be celebrated at the War Memorial in Tawang on Saturday. The event will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm.
As part of the event, military equipment and weapons will be put on display. The programme will also include screening of a movie on the surgical strikes and a military band performance, an official release stated.