Kolkata, 20th February: The Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar, along with Sudesh Dhankhar paid a visit to the Vijay Smarak War Memorial at Fort William in Kolkata, this morning, at 10 am. Upon his arrival, he was received by Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, the Army Commander Eastern Command, his wife Anupama Chauhan and many other senior Army Officials of the Command Headquarters.
The Governor paid tribute by laying a wreath at the memorial base and also observed two minutes of silence in memory of the Martyrs who laid their lives for India. The Governor and his wife toured the Vijay Smarak and also explained the reason behind the existence of the memorial.
The Governor signed the Memorial visitor book, where he mentioned that "Memorial is a testimony to the exemplary valor and supreme sacrifice of thousands of brave soldiers. They gave their very best to protect the Sovereignty of our Nation. India will remain ever grateful to them. Their contribution is inspirational and motivational for all of us. Ever proud of them and their families."
The Army Commander informed the Governor that the history of Kolkata and that of the Fort William are almost synonymous, so, they intend to open up selected areas of Fort William. The task will be conducted as part of an organized guided Heritage tour or a historical walk on Sundays. The Governor appreciated the wholesome step.