Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said the Punjab government has decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak war on September 9 at Amarkot village in Tarn Taran district.
A spokesperson of the chief minister's office said Badal has asked the officials concerned to make elaborate arrangements for the commemoration of the mega event.
Badal said valiant Indian soldiers had made supreme sacrifice to protect our borders from the enemy during the 1965 war and this function to mark the 50th anniversary of India's feat in the history of armed forces would inculcate a spirit of patriotism and nationalism in the youth.
In a meeting, the chief minister asked the officials to ensure maximum participation of descendents of war heroes, decorated and serving army officers.
He also directed the officers to ensure the participation of descendents of Abdul Hameed at the function. He said invitations should be sent well in advance to ensure participation of the representatives of units which took part in this war.
The Tarn Taran sector was known as the 'graveyard of Pakistan's Patton tanks'. Before laying down his life, company quarter master Havaldar Abdul Hameed destroyed four Pakistani Patton tanks and he was awarded Param Vir Chakara, the country's highest military award, posthumously.