Hyderabad: The Navy House at Bolarum, Hyderabad celebrated 'Navy Week' by conducting a Naval Band concert and Navy day reception on December 7.The highlight of the Navy Week celebrations was a wreath-laying ceremony at War Memorial.
Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam organized the naval band concert. It was hosted by Rear Admiral V Raja Sekhar, on behalf of the naval fraternity in Hyderabad and Governor of Telangana Tamilisai Soundarajan was invited as the chief guest.
Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to mark Indian Navy's successful and spectacular execution of "Op Trident" resulting in India's victory over Pakistan in 1971. The week in which the date falls is called a navy week.
Naval Band Concert and Navy Day Reception under the aegis of the Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam were conducted at the lawns of the Navy House at Bolarum on 25 February 2018 as part of the Navy Day celebrations in Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/AKWhkctXHK— ADG (M&C) DPR (@SpokespersonMoD) February 26, 2018
The programme held in Bolarum was attended by serving Officers stationed in the twin cities, Heads of Defence Establishments, veteran officers of all three services, senior government officials and representatives from industry.
The Navy Band under the baton of Commander SK Champion, a second-generation naval officer, played Martial, English popular, Carnatic Fusion and Patriotic Tunes. The band also performed in IKEA store for the general public.
The Naval Band received a gift from Dr Tamilisai Soundarajan after their performances. The Navy Wife Welfare Associations also organized some welfare activities during the event.