The Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre commemorates the sacrifice of the war heroes who laid down their lives for the unity and integrity of the nation on Maratha Day
On Saturday, a number of activities were held at the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC) in Belagavi as part of Maratha Day to remember the sacrifice made by the war heroes who gave their lives to preserve the unity and integrity of the country.
One of the earliest regiments in the Indian Army, the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Center, established in 1768, observes Maratha Day on February 4 each year.
The attack on the Kondhana Fort, now known as Sinhgarh in Pune in Maharashtra, headed by Tanaji Malusare, on this day in 1670 marked the beginning of the Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s campaign to reclaim Maratha forts taken by the Mughals.
Since (the capture of the Sinhgarh fort) resulted in the capture of all 23 forts held by the Mughals and the rise of the Maratha empire, the fort is regarded historically as being significant.
On Saturday, several cultural events, including a Regimental Barakhana that highlighted the Maratha Regiment’s traditional history, as well as ceremonies to remember the battle heroes’ sacrifices were held.
A fantastic legacy has been carried on by the Regiment. 52 battle honors, 12 theatre honors, 28 gallantry awards, including two Victoria Crosses, five Ashoka Chakras, 31 Param Vishist Seva Medals, five Mahavir Chakras, fifteen Kirti Chakras, forty-four Vir Chakras, sixty-five Shaurya Chakras, four hundred twenty-one Sena Medals, and an Arjun Award have also been bestowed upon it.
About Maratha Day
Maratha Day is a special day celebrated annually by the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre located in Belagavi, India. This day marks the celebration of the rich heritage and military traditions of the Maratha community and is observed on the 4th of February every year.
The Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre is one of the oldest regiments in the Indian Army and is known for its bravery, valor, and loyalty. The Maratha soldiers have a rich legacy of serving the country with distinction and have earned numerous accolades for their bravery on the battlefield. The celebration of Maratha Day is an opportunity for the soldiers to come together and pay homage to their rich heritage and traditions.
The day starts with a solemn parade in which the soldiers march in formation, saluting their flag and paying homage to their fallen comrades. This parade is a symbol of the regimental center’s solidarity and commitment to their duty. The soldiers also perform various drills and demonstrations showcasing their military skills and proficiency. The parade is followed by a series of cultural programs that highlight the rich cultural heritage of the Maratha community.
One of the key highlights of Maratha Day is the display of weapons and equipment used by the Maratha soldiers. Visitors are given a glimpse into the rich military heritage of the Maratha community and are allowed to view various weapons and equipment used by the soldiers over the years. This display is an opportunity for the soldiers to showcase their skills and proficiency, and for visitors to learn about the rich military history of the Maratha community.
In addition to the parade and cultural programs, Maratha Day also features a number of sports and recreational activities for the soldiers and their families. These activities help to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the soldiers and help to maintain their bond as a tight-knit community.
Maratha Day is a celebration of the rich heritage and traditions of the Maratha community and is an opportunity for the soldiers of the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre to come together and pay homage to their rich legacy. It is a day filled with pride and patriotism, and a tribute to the bravery and valor of the Maratha soldiers. The celebration of Maratha Day is a testament to the rich cultural heritage and military traditions of the Maratha community and serves as a reminder of their commitment to serving the nation with distinction.
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