Bhubaneswar: “Swarnim Vijay Mashal” was taken to the Hockey sports complex, Kalinga Stadium in the morning, venue for the upcoming under 21 World Hockey Championship.
It was received by Padamshree Dilip Tirkey and Lazarus Barla-Olympians, Indian Hockey Team.
The men and women Under 21 Hockey team paid their tributes to the flame.
The ‘Vijay Mashaal’ was subsequently taken to the OUAT Campus where it was received by Commodore Somen Banerjee, DDG, NCC Directorate, Odisha and Dr Pawan Kumar Agarwal, Vice-Chancellor OUAT.
Dr Agarwal said it was an honor for his institute to be hosting the Swarnim Vijay Mashaal.
He paid tribute to the valiant soldiers of Odisha who took part in the operations during the war.
A cultural programme was also organized by OUAT to commemorate the event.
Later in the day, the victory flame was taken to the houses of 1971 War Veterans and Veer Naris, Wg Cdr AK Mahanti (Retd), Sunanda Nayak w/o Late Brig Narayan Nayak and Bijay Laxmi Mohanty w/o Late Col MP Mohanty, Lt Col S. K Mahapatra (Retd) and Brig RK Panda (Retd) where they paid their respect to the flame