A sense of pride and patriotism filled the air of Sri Ganganagar as the Indian Army celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Nagi.
To commemorate this day, an enchanting cultural and musical evening was organized by Sadhuwali – situated in Sudarshan Chakra Division on December 27, 2021. The curtain was brought down on all ceremonies with a poignant evening called ‘A Twilight with Brave Hearts’ in the presence of War Veterans, Veer Naris, Serving Personnel, Civil Dignitaries, Media Persons & families of Army personnel.
Nagi day symbolizes the day, when Pakistan had treacherously occupied Indian territory at Nagi on 25/ 26 December 1971, after the announcement of the ceasefire on 16 December 1971. Nagi witnessed one of the fiercest battles along the Western Front. 21 Brave Hearts made the supreme sacrifice and defended the honour of the nation.
The celebratory programme began with a display of ‘Son-et-Lumiere’ Laser Light show, multimedia, audio-visual presentation depicting the battle of Nagi. Amid soulful classical by the Jazz bands, the musical tribute by the talented troops and families of the Army treated the audience to a beautiful and soulful journey through contemporary and old songs, paying tribute to the brave heroes of the Battle of Nagi.
The Pipe bands of the Forever Victorious Brigade left the audience spellbound which was followed by a traditional martial art display of Gatka by Sikh soldiers & a Khukri dance by Gorkhas of the Indian Army. Nagi Day signifies national integration and the time tested intense bonding of friendship between the people of Sri Ganganagar and the Indian Army.