In order to pay homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for our country, Doordarshan Delhi has conceptualized a programme 'Smarananjali' for telecast on the national channels.
Religious leaders from different groups will also be present to pay homage. It will be a specially woven tapestry of music, songs and dance that reflect the gravity of the sacrifice and will capture the gratitude of the nation.
Three Param Vir Chakra Awardees will also be honoured at the event. They are Captain Bana Singh (Retd), 8 JAK LI, Subedar Yogender Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers and Naik-subedar Sanjay Kumar of 13 JAK RIF.
'Smarananjali' will feature renowned artists like violin maestro L. Subramaniam and renowned singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, Pankaj Udhas and Suresh Wadkar. The musical tribute will be interlaced with choreographed dance performances of memorable patriotic songs by Manjula Parmesh and her group.
An additional attraction is the on the spot painting by renowned painter, B.S. Verma and a dance by soldiers from the Madras Engineering Group (MEG), who will perform to the song "Ma Tujhe Salaam". As 2014 is the 50th year of the Indo-Pak war of 1965, the tribute would be of special significance to the martyrs of the war.