Vijay Diwas (India): 16 December
Bijoy Dibos (Bengali: বিজয় দিবস Vijay Diwas (Hindi: विजय दिवस, lit. Victory Day) is commemorated every 16th of December in India &, to observe India’s victory over Pakistan in War of 1971 for the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan. The end of the war also resulted in the unilateral and unconditional surrender of the Pakistan Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh. On this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani forces, General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with 93,000 troops, surrendered to the allied forces consists of Indian Army and Mukti Bahini, led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora, of India in the Ramna Race Course, now Suhrawardy Udyan, in Dhaka after their defeat in the war.
The then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, extended her full support to the liberation struggle of (East Pakistan) Bangladesh that helped it to become a free nation.
On 16 December every year, Citizens, senior officials, students & war veterans lay wreaths and remember the sacrifices of the soldiers. In this day 16th December is observed in Bangladesh . Every Year on this day people of Bangladesh shower’s their respect to Freedom fighters, Martyrs & Birangonas (A term used to refer Women Freedom Fighters).
Happy Vijay Diwas!