Surgical Strike Day celebrated in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh: Surgical Strike Day was celebrated at various places in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of the surgical strike carried out by the Army’s special forces across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK) to destroy terror launch pads.

Events in this connection was held by the Western Command in Jalandhar city, 160 km from here. The events were organised by the Vajra Corps at Neopolis Mall, Curos High Street, VIVA College and Jawahar Park.

“As the nation celebrates the second anniversary of the surgical strike the Army made the benevolent effort to spread awareness about what the army has been doing on our borders,” a defence spokesman said here on Saturday.

Videos showcasing how the Indian Army faced challenges and displays valour at the borders of the nation to protect it were shown on the occasion.

The performances of Army Pipe Band and Jazz Band enthralled the audience.Among other things that were there for the visitors to experience, small weapons were installed at a special selfie corner where people came and clicked pictures.

“Some people were permitted to board dressed up in the Army uniform and clicked photographs along side. This brought a lot of enthusiasm amongst the students and youth of Jalandhar,” the spokesman said.

He said that the interesting part about the event was showcasing of similar equipment that was carried by the Army during the surgical strike.

In Haryana’s Jhajjar town, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the ‘Parakram Parv’ exhibition organised by the Army at the Government Post Graduate Nehru College.

Modern and specific weapons used during military operations were exhibited by the Army in the exhibition.

The Department of Defence and National Security Studies at Panjab University also celebrated the Surgical Strikes Day in collaboration with the NCC Army Wing here.