Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw, an epitome of Leadership and Compassion

On the occasion of the death anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw, MC a combined tribute by the Defence Forces and Civilians was paid on 27/ Jun/2022 at Shaheed Smarak, Colaba Military Station, Mumbai.

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, MC fondly known as Sam Bahadur, was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, and the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.

The Defence personnel and Civilians jointly paid homage to the Field Marshal and a wreath laying ceremony was also conducted.

The event was graced by Lt Gen HS Kahlon SM GOC. It was attended by high ranking Zoroastrian Veteran Officers, Mr Jehan Maneckshaw – grandson of Sam Maneckshaw, Trustees of the BPP, Scouts and Guides of Zoroastrian Society and members of the Parsi Community.

This event which was conceptualized by social workers Ms. Pervin Daruwalla & Mr. Hoshedar Elavia was truly a memorable one and would not be possible without the consent, support and phenomenal arrangements by the Defence Personnel.

While organizing the event, the minutest details were taken into consideration by the Indian Defence Personnel – Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa which was truly commendable. The respect shown and showered by them speaks volumes about the brave, honest and true soldier that S.H.F.J. Maneckshaw was. The event was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr. Burjis Zaveri

Source: Parsi Junction