Victory Flame of Swarnim Vijay Varsh received in Port Blair by Andaman & Nicobar Command | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Victory Flame of Swarnim Vijay Varsh received in Port Blair by Andaman & Nicobar Command

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Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame

Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame: The Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame was taken to Cellular Jail at Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands to mark the 50th-anniversary celebrations of India’s victory in the 1971 war.

Highlights:

  • The event was organized by the Andaman & Nicobar Command at Cellular Jail to mark the 50th anniversary of India’s victory in the 1971 war.
  • The Chief Guest at the event was Army Component Commander Brigadier Rajeev Nagyal.
  • Service veterans, senior Military Officers & civil dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
  • The events included a band display from the troops of joint services; a light and sound show and a short movie on the 1971 war.

About the Cellular Jail:

  • The Cellular Jail proudly stands as a symbol of India’s freedom struggle.
  • This Jail was also known as Kala Pani.
  • It was used to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago.
  • Many notable freedom fighters including Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Yogendra Shukla, Batukeshwar Dutt, and V.O. Chidambaram Pillai, were imprisoned there during the freedom struggle.
  • Today, the Cellular Jail serves as a national monument.

About Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

  • The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a Union territory of India comprising 572 islands of which 37 are inhabited, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
  • The Andaman Sea lies to the east and the Bay of Bengal to the west.
  • The territory’s capital is the city of Port Blair.
  • The territory is divided into three districts: Nicobar District with Car Nicobar as capital, South Andaman district with Port Blair as capital and North and Middle Andaman district with Mayabunder as capital.
  • The islands host the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only tri-service geographical command of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • The current Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island is Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi.

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