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.

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.

Ikea

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.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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