Every year on December 16, India commemorates its victory in the grueling Indo-Pak war of 1971, which resulted in the establishment of Bangladesh. It is called Vijay Diwas.
The war started on October 16, 1971 when India invaded East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to push out Pakistani forces who had illegally entered the country. It ended with a decisive Indian victory after seven months of fighting. More than 30,000 people were killed in the conflict and many more injured or displaced. This number includes prisoners of war that were not released until 2008.
After the invasion, Bangladesh was split into two separate countries: Bangladesh and Pakistan. However, this division may soon be resolved as both nations are working toward establishing normal relations again. In 2014, India and Pakistan signed a peace agreement after previous attempts at resolving their differences peacefully failed. The agreement provided for friendly relations between the two countries and also for the release of Pakistani prisoners of war in India's jails. However, some Bangladeshi politicians have refused to accept Bangladesh's division and have protested by not hoisting the national flag in several cities across the country.
Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on December 16th because it was on this day in 1971 that India defeated Pakistan in the battle of Sylhet.
Every year on December 16th, Vijay Diwas commemorates India's triumph over Pakistan in 1971. This day resulted in the liberation of East Pakistan and the establishment of Bangladesh as a new state.
India and Pakistan have been at odds since their independence from Britain in 1947. The conflict has taken many forms including wars, attacks, and allegations of nuclear weapons being used. However, most recently these two countries have worked together to combat extremism rather than fight each other.
In 2014, India and Pakistan agreed to work together to improve relations between their countries and also agreed that no official relationship will be undertaken by either side at this time. However, they did agree to work toward resolving their differences through talks.
Vijay Diwas is celebrated on the anniversary of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 War. On 16 December, India celebrates its independence from the British Empire and on 18 December, Pakistan marks the birth of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of the country.
This year's Vijay Diwas was held on 15 December. The day started with a memorial service for those who died during the war.
According to reports, more than 17,000 people were killed during the war between India and Pakistan.
India observes Vijay Diwas on December 16 to commemorate its triumph over Pakistan during the 1971 war. This year commemorates the start of the 50th anniversary year of India's triumph over Pakistan, which resulted in the formation of Bangladesh from former East Pakistan. The victory brought an end to Pakistan's occupation of parts of India and led to the liberation of many Indian prisoners of war (POWs).
The war began when India launched a surprise attack on Pakistani positions in the Kashmir region, claiming that it was trying to prevent another invasion as had happened in 1965. However, evidence suggests that India started the conflict to capture territory with the help of local separatists.
Following their victory, India and Pakistan have been at odds with each other since then. Although they have signed agreements to maintain peace, these treaties have never been implemented. The two countries still trade sanctions against each other.
Vijay Diwas has been observed annually since 1975 to honor those who died during the conflict. The day is also seen as a reminder not to fall into hostility with our neighboring country.
In 2011, the Pakistani government refused to hold any talks with India until it apologized for the incident. However, New Delhi rejected this condition saying there was no need to do so as there were no errors committed by India that needed apologizing for.
30th of November, 1948 (age 72 years) K.R. Vijaya/Birthdate is 30th of November, 1948 (age 72 years) KR Vijaya.
She is an Indian film actress who has worked in Tamil language films. Regarded as one of the leading actresses of 1950s Tamil cinema, Vijaya became popular for her role as a traditional woman opposite Gemini Ganesan and Jaishankar. She also acted with Sivaji Ganesan, M. R. Radha, N. T. Rajah and Manorama. Her brother is well-known actor Krishnan.
Vijaya was born on 30th of November, 1948 in Chennai, India. The only child of Krishnan and Kamalamma, she had her early education in Chennai before moving to Madras (now known as Chennai). It was here that she completed her college education. After graduating, she moved back home to take care of her family business. However, soon after she started acting in plays produced by her father's friend K. Balachander, she was asked by another friend to act in a film called Manamagalai which turned out to be a huge success. This is how she got into films.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's birthday is commemorated every year on October 2nd to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. The Father of the Nation, as he was known, spearheaded India's liberation campaign against British control in India, along with many other national leaders. He was shot dead by a Hindu nationalist activist on January 30th, 1948.
Gandhi Jayanti is observed all over India and abroad on the second day of the annual fasting month of November or December. It is a public holiday in India and several other countries including:
India: A public holiday held on the second day of the annual fasting month of November or December
United States: It is celebrated as a federal holiday in the United States on the second Monday in January
United Kingdom: It is celebrated as a public holiday in the United Kingdom on the second Monday in January
Canada: It is celebrated as a public holiday in Canada on the second Monday in January
Australia: It is celebrated as a public holiday in Australia on the second Monday in January
New Zealand: It is celebrated as a public holiday in New Zealand on the second Monday in January
South Africa: It is celebrated as a public holiday in South Africa on the second Monday in January
Today marks the 151st anniversary of the Mahatma's birth, with prayer services and cultural celebrations planned. Every year on October 2nd, Gandhi Jayanti is observed to honor the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. He established his spiritual headquarters at Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Gandhi Jayanti has been declared a public holiday in several states across India. These include Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh. In addition, many cities around the world observe a night of silence on the evening of October 2nd, which is also known as "Gandhi's Night."
The holiday was first celebrated on October 2nd, 1866, the date upon which the mahatma was born. It became a national holiday in January, 1948, when India became a republic. Since then, it has been observed every year on an unspecified date between October 2nd and 4th, depending on the lunar calendar.
In 2014, the government of India decided that from next year, Gandhi Jayanti will be observed as a public holiday throughout the country. Previously, the decision to declare a public holiday was left up to the state governments. However, no such declaration has yet been made.
India, Kolkata Vijay Mallya's birthplace is a city in West Bengal state, India. He grew up in a wealthy family business and political background. His father was a prominent politician who served as Minister of State for Finance in the Government of West Bengal.
He attended St. Columba's School in New Delhi and later studied economics at University College London, before working for a number of financial institutions including Citibank, HSBC and UBS. In 1996, he started his own company, Mallya-Raju Group, which operates several high-end brands including Kingfisher Airlines.
As of December 2016, he owns a mansion in Mumbai's elite Malabar Hill area, with an estimated value of $15 million. It has been reported that he plans to rent it out or sell it to pay back his creditors.
Mallya has had numerous disputes with banks over non-payment of loans. In March 2015, he flew to London to meet with officials from the Indian government and British businesses to try and resolve his financial problems. However, no agreement could be reached at this meeting either, and soon after that he went abroad again without obtaining permission from Indian authorities.