BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 16th December 2023: In a dignified observance of ‘Vijay Diwas’, the Governor of the state, Indra Sena Reddy Nallu, and Finance Minister Pranajit Singha Roy paid their respects to the martyrs at Albert Ekka Park.
Significantly, this day marks the formal surrender of approximately 90,000 members of the Pakistani military to the joint Indian and Bangladeshi forces on December 16, 1971, following the Liberation War, which lasted for nine months. As a result of this historic event, Bangladesh emerged as an independent and sovereign nation.
Governor Indra Sena Reddy Nallu stated that on December 16, 1971, Bangladesh gained freedom from the hands of Pakistan. The formation of an independent Bangladesh was made possible with crucial support from India, where nearly 90,000 Pakistani soldiers formally surrendered. This act of surrender remains one of the most significant gestures of submission in the history of the nation.
He further emphasized that the sacrifice of many Indian armed forces played a pivotal role in the creation of an independent Bangladesh during the formation of the country. The day is commemorated nationwide as a symbol of profound sacrifice and commitment.
On this occasion, Governor Nallu expressed admiration for the immense dedication displayed by the Indian armed forces during the Liberation War, emphasizing that their selfless contribution was a crucial factor in the establishment of a free and sovereign Bangladesh.