PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Parakram festival on second anniversary of surgical strikes

The Prime Minister started the Parakram Parva by writing a message for the deceased soldiers.

Published: 29th September 2018 12:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2018 12:25 AM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 'Parakram Parv' celebrations in Jodhpur Friday Sept 28 2018. (PIB Photo)

Express News Service

JODHPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced the Parakram festival in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan on Friday by commemorating Indian soldiers killed in action at the Konark War Memorial. The Indian Army is going to celebrate a two-day festival two years after destroying terrorist bases in a surgical strike in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The Prime Minister started the Parakram Parva by writing a message for the deceased soldiers.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Jodhpur MP and Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, were present on the occasion. The PM then inaugurated an exhibition of weapons at the Konark Stadium and addressed a conference of top commanders of the three services. He reviewed the weapons from an open gypsy. The exhibition showcases several types of weapons, including a tank, an artillery piece, a radar, and an attack helicopter. During the event, the Prime Minister greeted service personnel, their families and schoolchildren, including NCC cadets.

Rajasthan is considered the land of soldiers as it has given the most number of soldiers to the armed forces, and the maximum number of retired soldiers live in the state. The Parakram Parva will be held from September 28 to 30 at Jodhpur and four other military stations. It will then be held in various places across the country. The exhibition will be open to the public on September 29.


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  • Moosa Odhisa

    Celebrating the "Parakirama Parv or FESTIVAL is only an election propaganda by the BJP for the ensuing Assembly elections of Rajasthan The most inefficient Government of Rajasthan will be defeated ???? for their failures and because of thecomment of the BJP Presidentthe Bangladesh ???????? immigrants as TERMITES " will destroy the friendship of the our neighbors The foreign ministry is not allowed to act freely to express India's views not the UN council This is a matter of shame of the HRD Minister that not even a single Indian University had been selec ted as one among the 200best universities of the world ????MrPrakash Jawedekhar after spoiling the Environment ministry is now spoiling the HRD ministry. Mr ArunJaitely who doesn't know any thing about Finance according to Mr Subramaniasamy is spoiling the Finance mnisyry Similarly the petroleum products Minister Mr Dharmendra Pradhan with out controlling the ?? fuel prices is always praising the PM in the Surgical strike " The duty of the Health ministry is to please the boasting PM of his( non) achievements !!!!!
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