19 January 2019
Bestech Square Mall started the Republic Day Celebrations with an exhibition which is a tribute to Brigadier K S Chandpuri, Maha Vir Chakra(MVC), VSM – the hero of Battle of Longewala with Pakistan. The Exhibition was inaugurated by Brigadier (Retd.) MS Dullat(Shaurya Chakra), at the mall here, today. As part of the inauguration, a diya lighting & ribbon cutting ceremony was held, this was followed by screening of a documentary related to Brig Chandpuri’s life. The exhibition kick started a unique Republic Day celebration – ‘Salute the Real Heroes’ from January 19 to 27, 2019 at the mall.Brig KS Chandpuri’s family members’ including his wife and son were also present. Brig Chandpuri had recently passed away at Chandigarh.
“During the celebration, we will be paying glowing tributes to a real life hero – Brig K S Chandpuri who showed exemplary bravery to repulse a Pakistani attack at Longewala, to keep our frontiers safe. Brig Chandpuri was from Chandigarh, so what best way to pay our humble respects to the departed war hero and thank his family for the sacrifices Brig Chandpuri made for the nation. We felicitated his family also.” Said Manish Bhatia , Mall Head, Bestech Square Mall.
It is noteworthy that in the exhibition there is an awe inspiring display of paintings, pictures, war memorabilia (Shells / Rockets), trophies among other key war material of Mahavir Chakra Brig. Kuldip Singh Chandpuri from the Battle of Longewala, which is showcased exclusively at Bestech Square Mall.
Brig Chandpuri’s wife Mrs. Surinder Kaur Chandpuri said, “On behalf of Chandpuri family I would like to say thanks to the organisers, media and all well wishers of the family.”
Brig Chandpuri’s eldest son Hardeep Chandpuri said, “The exhibition will help citizens experience the war elements and the sacrifices that the defence forces make to provide peace and harmony to India’s citizens. The celebration will also motivate youth and increase patriotic fervour in them.”
The R Day celebration will also have an activity of Live T Shirt printing on the Battle of Longewala. A War book display area has also been created. The celebration will showcase interactive activities like flag hoisting, tattoo making, make your own Republic day card, message wall, a live bagpipers performance among others.