Vijay Diwas is commemorated every 16th December in Bangladesh and India, to observe India and Bangladesh's victory over Pakistan in the War of 1971 for the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan. The end of the war also resulted in the unilateral and unconditional surrender of the Pakistan Army and subsequent secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh. Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, extended her full support to the liberation struggle of (East Pakistan) Bangladesh that helped it to become a free nation. At Presidium, it was celebrated with great fervor and excitement. Children explained the meaning, purpose, and the subsequent celebration of the day through posters, speech, etc.