Punjab Governor praised Student-Soldier ‘SAMVAD’ concept in Military litfest

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Governor Banwari Lal Purohit attended the conclusion of the seventh Military Literature Festival 2023 as the chief guest.
The two-day Military Literature Festival 2023 concluded today in Chandigarh. Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit attended the closing ceremony as the chief guest and praised the event. He especially mentioned the ‘Samvad’ program which was added this time in this military festival which has been organized since 2017.

Soldiers interact with students during samvad

The Governor said that he was  happy to be present in today’s Military Literature Festival because it is a platform to remember the heroic stories of the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country. Furthermore, it is heartening to know that the Military Literature Festival is jointly organized every year by the Government of Punjab, Chandigarh Administration and the Western Command of the Indian Army and  that this year the festival has been dedicated to the martyrs of the 1947-48 war. Such events provide an opportunity to the people, particularly the youth, to get acquainted with the battles fought by our Armed Forces and get inspired by the experiences of the soldiers.

Under the SAMVAD program, the serving  soldiers shared their experiences of the army with the students of various schools and colleges who came to the festival. The students heard the story of  bravery and courage from the horse’s mouth. Moreover during this a series of questions and answers also took place. The Governor praised this initiative and also congratulated the festival organizers for this. He said that the idea of such a program is praiseworthy. Governor Purohit expressed hope that the youth participating in programs like ‘Samvad’ would have been thrilled and inspired by seeing the brave heroes of the Army in front of them.

The Governor mentioned Punjab and its people for playing their role in the Indian Army and showing bravery to defeat the country’s enemy on the battlefield.

Punjab Governor Shri Purohit congratulated Lieutenant General (Retd) T S Shergill, President of ‘Military Literature Festival Association’, the organization organizing this military festival, for organizing such a wonderful event and thanked him for his efforts in doing so. Also appreciated the tireless efforts of his entire team.