GUWAHATI, September 21: The Swarnim Vijay Mashaal, which reached Tawang on September 19, was on Tuesday taken to forward most areas on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with Tibet Autonomous Region(TAR).
The Vijay Mashaal traveled through treacherous terrain and narrow roads to reach Bum La, where it was received by the officers and jawans of the Indian Army deployed on the forward tier of defenses along the LAC and was presented Guard of Honour at Joginder War Memorial.
#SwarnimVijayMashaal @ #TheLandOfMartyrs, visits forward areas along LAC #Zimithang #KinzemaneHolyTree. Received with full military honours.Homage paid to Bravehearts of the Nation.@adgpi@easterncomd pic.twitter.com/BXGLWUCQvL— Gajraj Corps (@GajrajCorps_IA) September 21, 2021
The Mashaal was thereafter taken to the historical Kinzemane area where the Dalai Lama had first set his feet in India in March 1959. Traveling through Gorsam and Lum La, the Vijay Mashaal was extended a warm welcome by the local populace and was received with great enthusiasm and fervor.
Amidst slogan Bharat mata ki Jai by local people and patriotic dances the victory flame of swarnim vijay varsh reaches Tawang War memorial@PemaKhanduBJP @PMOIndia @rajnathsingh @DefenceMinIndia @adgpi @GajrajCorps_IA @ProAssam @MyGovArunachal @ArunachalDIPR pic.twitter.com/zTrLQDpFpN— Diprotawang (@diprotawang) September 19, 2021
The nation is commemorating the 50th year of the 1971 Indo-Pak War and the Vijay Mashaal was flagged off by the Prime Minister in December 2020 from National War Memorial, New Delhi.
Since then, the Flame has traveled all across the country to reach north-eastern states and is currently touring the areas under Ball of Fire Division of the Indian Army. Several events are lined up at Tawang to commemorate the Swarnim Vijay Varsh on September 21 & 22.