Noida: 71st Republic Day was celebrated on January 26, 2020 at Noida Shaheed Smarak, Sector 29, opposite Army Public School in Sector 37. Lt Gen GL Bakshi, Chairman of Sanstha, offered floral tributes to 38 martyrs of Noids on the base of the cenotaph.
Later, Lt Gen SK Singh, CEO of Shaheed Smarak, Next of Kin (NOK) of martyrs, Naqvi, Shashi, Sri VP Sardana, Savita Singh, Seema Anand, Uma Nauriyal, Sudesh, Alluwaliha, J P Sharma and Savita, Lt Gen Surinder verma, Lt Gen Khurana, Maj Gen DK Sen, Brigs Bali, Vaid, Cols Venish, Mohinder, heads of societies of Arun Vihar and Jalvayu Vihar, principal and teachers of Army Public School, members of Executive Committee of Sanstha, school children and citizens of Gautam Budha Nagar paid floral tribute. Even passer by joined to pay homage.
The national flag and flags of three services were fluttering majestically adding to the great ambience of the memorial.
Speaking to media, Cdr Narinder Mahajan informed that the annual wreath laying function would be held on 22 Feb, 2020. Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff will be the chief guest and will release Souvenir 2020.