Gangtok, January 18: To commemorate the special occasion this year being 50th anniversary of 1971 OPS, Army Day, a Pipe Band Display was organized at MG Marg, Gangtok on 15th January. Major General, Rohit Swahney, General Officer Commanding, 17 Mountain Division, inaugurated the Pipe Band Display.
A brief speech was delivered wherein the valour and saga of the Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Jawans who participated in various wars fought by Indian Army post independence, was remembered.
The Army Band Display performed heroic tunes and Marshall Music for the public. The civilian population was elated to hear military tunes, which pumped up the spirit of valour and patriotism in their hearts. NCC Cadets from 1st NCC Girls Bn, Sikkim also participated.
In the event, they attracted the crowd in the local vernacular and organized quiz with the Army Personnel. During the programme, prizes were also given to the general public.