The Indian Army will organise a festival from September 26-29 at Kolkata to showcase the cultural linkage between India and Bangladesh during the liberation war of 1971. The festival named ‘Bijoya Sanskritik Mahotsav’ is being organised by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army.
The programme will include film screenings, plays, musical concerts and band performances, said a press release of the Indian army on Thursday.
Highlights of the event during the program include a Fusion band display of Army Pipe, Brass and Jazz Band, performances by renowned Bengali playback singers and a play on 1971 Indo-Pak war by RSR Group. A display of vintage vehicles and equipment of Eastern Command, and guided tours of Fort William Military Station has also been scheduled during the festival.
The events will be organised at the Rabindra Sadan and Nandan Convention Centre, Kolkata. The festival will showcase the tales of valour of Indian army and liberation war fighters of Bangladesh ‘Muktijodhas’ in the historical battles during the 1971 war of liberation.
The event is being organised as part of the Swarnim Vijay Varsha celebrations to commemorate the 50 years of liberation of Bangladesh and India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.
Lt. Gen. Manoj Pande, Army Commander, Eastern Command will inaugurate the event at Rabindra Sadan on 26 September.