Pune, August 15, 2019 : On the occasion of 73nd Independence Day, a wreath laying ceremony was held at National War Memorial on 15 August 2019 to pay homage to our martyrs. The ceremony was attended by military personnel of Pune station alongwith school children and citizens of the city. A commemorative wreath was laid by General Officer Commanding Dakshin Maharashtra and Goa Sub Area, Pune on behalf of all service personnel of the station. The War Memorial was open throughout the day for citizens to pay respect to the martyrs. Large number of people from all walks of life visited the War Memorial on the occasion. A Motorcycle Rally organised by City based NGO, Dhruv Defence Motivation Centre was also flagged off from the War Memorial by the Station Commander.
Coincidentally, Raksha Bandhan being on the same day, a number of volunteers and school children visited various Army units on 15 August 2019 and tied Rakhi to the soldiers to express their gratitude for the selfless service and devotion to duty displayed by the soldiers while safe guarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation.