Sonia, Rahul To Connect With War Veterans On 50th Anniv Of 1971 War

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By: Anand Singh
Updated: 10 December, 2021 10:19 pm IST
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NEW DELHI: A day after Congress party interim chief Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to participate in the year-long celebration of 50th anniversary of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will address a massive public meeting in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun on December 16.

Congress General Secretary (Organisations) K. C. Venugopal on Friday said that the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War will formally conclude with a glittering ceremony in New Delhi on December 15. This would be followed by separate programmes in different districts of the country on December 16. “The Dehradun rally will include a large number of 1971 war veterans and other military veterans,” shared Venugopal, who is also a Rajya Sabha member.

The Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971 (BLW-71) celebrations (which were delayed due to Covid-19) started in mid July with a district level meeting at Panchkula (Haryana) on July 10, 2021.
Till date, Congress has organised over 100 district level meetings throughout the country, he shared. Additionally, the states that have not concluded their state level functions have been asked to continue doing so up to December 31.

As a feedback, Venugopal said, the programmes have left a lasting impression on the youth making them aware of the saga of the Bangladesh Liberation War that took place under the leadership of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and the decisive military victory planned and executed under an outstanding military leadership of the day led by Field Marshal (then General) Sam Manekshaw.

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