The State Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday, held functions at 11 prominent locations across the Capital to mark the second anniversary of the “Indian Army’s successful surgical strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir” as Parakram Diwas.
The coordinator of the function, BJP Delhi Pradesh general secretary Ravinder Gupta, said that the programmes saw ex-servicemen being felicitated, family members of martyrs being honoured and the statues of martyrs being garlanded.
The main function, which was presided over by Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, was held at the party’s State office complex. BJP’s national general secretary and MP Bhupendra Yadav delivered the keynote address in the presence of party workers of the New Delhi district unit and party leaders including Professor V.K. Malhotra, MP Meenakshi Lekhi and senior leader Siddharthan among others.
“Two years ago, on the night of September 29 and 30, our soldiers executed a surgical strikes successfully against the enemy and we are celebrating it as Parakram Diwas. We are fortunate to honour soldiers of our country. On the borders of the country they remain alert and awake behind the barbed wires to guard us and 125 crore people of the country sleep in peace due to it,” Mr. Tiwari said.
“The night on which the surgical strikes was under way, our soldiers did not know the strength of the enemy. Without thinking about the consequence our soldiers executed surgical strikes. Celebrating this Parakram Diwas is like killing terrorists without firing a bullet,” he further said.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi joined and addressed the party’s Minority Morcha functions at Red Fort Chowk.
“We salute the bravery of the Indian Army which has destroyed the terrorist camps in Pakistan. Every citizen of India feels proud of the surgical strikes by India...For the first time in the history of independent India the Army has been given a free hand to take action under the leadership of [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi ji, ” Mr. Naqvi said.
Similar functions held at eight other places were addressed by Delhi party leaders Dr. Harsh Vardhan at Rani Bagh, Vijay Goel at Jhilmil, Ramesh Bidhuri at Moladband, Jai Prakash at Sadar Bazar, Maheish Girri at Mayur Vihar, Vijender Gupta at Rohini and Satish Upadhyay at Kailashpuri.