Naval Veteran S H Sarma Memorial Lecture Held; NCC Cadets Awarded In Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: The maiden inaugural Vice Admiral S H Sarma Memorial Lecture was held in Odisha capital to commemorate the yeoman contribution and legacy of the naval veteran, who led the Eastern Fleet in the 1971 war.
The lecture was organised by the Naval Veterans of Odisha, the Naval Foundation (Odisha) Chapter, under the aegis of the Naval Officer In Charge, Odisha in memory of Sarma, who as the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, led the Fleet, fought and won the Naval War of 1971 off the erstwhile East Pakistan (Bangladesh) for India.
The event was graced by Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal as the Chief Guest, while the Guest of Honour was RADM Gurcharan Singh, NM, the present Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet.
Prof Ganeshi Lal spoke of the glorious traditions of the Indian Navy and lauded the stellar role of Admiral Sarma during the 1971 war and his service to the nation. He said that Admiral Sarma was an inspiration for many Odias and that youth should emulate his ideals.