Postage stamp on Field Marshal Manekshaw released

December 16th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): On the auspicious occasion of ”Vijay Diwas”, President Pratibha Patil released a commemorative postage stamp on Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw at a special ceremony held at Rastrapati Bhawan today.
Speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister A K Antony recalled the Field Marshal’’s contribution during India’’s victory in 1971 operations.
Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor highlighted that there is no better way to honour the spirit of the great man on the occasion of ”Vijay Diwas” than by releasing the commemorative postage stamp on Field Marshal Manekshaw.
Field Marshal Manekshaw was born in Amritsar on April 3, 1914. He joined the first course at IMA, Dehradun and was commissioned into Frontier Force Regiment on February 4, 1934. He was a military genius, who excelled in all operations.
He was critically wounded twice during the Second World War in Burma and was honoured with Military Cross for his bravery.
His passing away on June 27, 2008 has left a void in the country.
The Field Marshal Manekshaw was honoured with Padma Bhushan and Padam Vibhushan for his exemplary service to the nation by the Government. (ANI)

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