Honorable Governor of Rajasthan Kalraj Mishra visited Udaipur today on his one-day stay.
The Hon'ble Governor visited Maharana Pratap Smarak at Moti Magri in Udaipur where he unveiled the T-55 battletank for the public, after a welcome ceremony led by Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar, a member of the former Mewar royal family of Udaipur. Governor Mishra offered flowers at the statue of Maharana Pratap and his brave men and inaugurated the Indian Army's tank T-55, which played a significant role in the defeat of the Pakistani army in the 1971 war. Family members of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were also present along with former army officers on the occasion. Addressing the unveiling ceremony, Governor Kalraj Mishra said that the T-55 tank is a witness to the valor of the country's army. The T-55 tank has been gifted by the Indian Army to be placed for public view at the Pratap Smarak, Moti Magri. This tank was commissioned in the the Indian Army in 1965 and continued to serve till 2011.
This will continue to introduce the young generation here to the courage of the Indian Army at all times. Also, it will motivate them to join the Indian Armed Forces. He added that the country got freedom due to the sacrifices of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. Their sacrifices still inspire the youth to move towards the service to the nation. On this occasion, Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar described Maharana Pratap's Chetak and elephant Ramprasad as the tanks of that era. Lakshyaraj said that Chetak and Ramprasad and their likes used to play the main role in defeating the enemies in the war.