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‘Sam Manekshaw, an inspiring name for those in service today’

Staff Reporter

As a mark of respect, Last Post and Reveille were sounded

— Photo: M. Periasamy

Floral Tributes: Officers in uniform pay homage to Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw at a ceremony organised by Kural in the city on Tuesday.

Coimbatore: Kural, a voluntary organisation known as the Voice of Coimbatore, paid rich tributes to Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw who passed away recently.

At a ceremony organised at the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hall on Avanashi Road, Kural screened a short film on Sam Manekshaw taking the audience through the life of one of the icons in the history of Indian Defence Forces.

In the short film where Manekshaw’s grand son interviewed him, he narrated his experiences in the 1971 war.

The film also had scenes where Manekshaw was presented with coveted awards.

Humane face

Air Commodore P.K. Srivastava, Air Officer Commanding of the 5 Base Repair Depot of the Indian Air Force Station, Sulur, said that Manekshaw was an inspiring name for those who served during his days and also for those in service today. He also recalled the humane face of Manekshaw despite being an officer in uniform narrating the compassion and concern displayed by him towards the prisoners of war.

Col.K.S. Rajamani, president of the Retired Defence Officers Association, presented anecdotes relating to the career and life of Manekshaw.

Founder Chairman of Kural, B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, said that it was time for the society to create an ambience and atmosphere to make more Manekshaws by inspiring the youth of today.

As a mark of respect, Last Post and Reveille were sounded.

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