Statue of Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw was unveiled on 3 April 2014 at the Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt. A book titled Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw – The Man and His Times was also released to mark 100 th Birth Anniversary of Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw.
Gen Bikram Singh, the Chief of the Army Staff, unveiled the Field Marshal’s Statue and released the Book on his life and times.
Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw was one of the most illustrious Generals of the Indian Army. He was popularly called Sam Bahadur.
He was a key architect of the glorious military victory over Pakistan in the 1971 War, which led to the birth of Bangladesh.
As part of the ongoing centenary celebrations a number of events were organised at Ooty & Coonor, the place where he chose to spend his final days. A 14 km Marathon was organised from Ooty to Wellington. A statue of Field Marshal Manekshaw was also unveiled at Wellington.
What: Statue was unveiled
When: 3 April 2014