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Maha Guv Flags Off Veterans Day Parade in Mumbai

By A Draft Correspondent

On the morning of 8 January 2023, walkers and joggers at Marine Drive in Mumbai were in for a pleasant surprise. Under the aegis of Navy Foundation Mumbai Chapter (NFMC) and with the support of Western Naval Command, the annual Veterans Day Parade was held at Nariman Point at the Marine Drive promenade. 

Maharashtra Governor Koshyari flagging off the parade at Marine Drive in Mumbai
The annual parade was held to commemorate the upcoming Tri-Services Veterans Day on 14 January. In the parade, veterans from all three services participated with enthusiasm and patriotic fervour. 

The parade was led by NFMC President and three senior veterans aged above 85 years. The contingent included gallantry award winners and veterans of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force who marched, with pride, in platoons, donning their hard-earned medals.

Veterans from all three services participated with enthusiasm and patriotic fervour
Hon. Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari was the Chief Guest for the occasion. FOC-in- C WNC VAdm Ajendra Bahadur Singh, GOC MG&G Area Lt Gen HS Kahlon, FOMA RAdm AN Pramod and AOC HQMAO AVM Rajat Mohan were also present during the event.

The parade generated a lot of enthusiasm amongst citizens of Mumbai that watched over 600 veterans, including those that fought the nation's wars, and Veer Naaris participating in it with great zeal and patriotic fervour.

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