Medinipur: Dalmia Bharat Limited (DBL) ushered in the celebrations of India’s Independence by honouring 75 of the nation’s war veterans from five East region states.
Themed, ‘Saluting 75,’ the felicitation ceremony was held simultaneously in West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand and acknowledged the invaluable contribution by servicemen that defended the nation and continue to inspire Indians to this day.
The celebration began with the National Flag being hoisted and the singing of our national anthem. This was followed by a social gathering during which the 75 national heroes, that served in the Indian Army or security services at various locations and ranks, were honoured.
They were presented with a plaque, a memento, a shawl, an Indian National Flag and a personalised pen in the presence of the Dalmia Bharat team, its partners and key influencers.
A company spokesperson said, “While we proudly celebrated the day India declared its independence, we also took the opportunity to commend our nation’s heroes’ indomitable spirit and sense of duty to serve our Motherland. Their grit, valour and devotion towards our country has helped preserve our freedom and sustain our rich cultural heritage. In addition to paying tribute to the contributions of our living veterans, we also honoured our fallen heroes that sacrificed their lives for our country.”
The chosen 75 veterans belonged to five states of East India. From West Bengal, 20 veterans were felicitated from Siliguri and Kolkata. From Rajganjpur, Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak Coastal areas in Odisha, 15 heroes were honoured.
From the cities of Muzaffarpur & Daudnagar, Aurangabad in Bihar, 25 veterans were felicitated while 10 veterans from Varanasi in UP and 5 bravehearts from Bokaro in Jharkhand were honoured.
The felicitation was aligned with the Central Government’s ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ initiative to commemorate India’s 75 years of independence.