About 150 people participated in a candle light vigil Credit: EastMojo image

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Itanagar: About 150 individuals in Tawang participated in a candlelight vigil from old market to the war memorial on Monday to pay respect to the 20 martyred soldier in Galwan valley, Ladakh during a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops last week.

Organised by the Tawang old market bazaar committee, the vigil honoured the martyrs who belonged to six different units of the Army, including three infantry battalions and two artillery regiments.

The traders from Tawang market also burnt Chinese goods and an effigy of China’s president Xi Jinping in support of the campaign ‘boycott of Chinese goods’.

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“We, the people of Tawang are grateful to our soldiers for their supreme sacrifice. They will always be in our prayers, ” said Yontan Zampa, a youth from Tawang’s Seru village.

“From now onwards we will never sell Chinese goods,” said Tsering Droma, Bazaar Secretary, Tawang Old Market. She urged traders from Arunachal to refrain from selling or buying Chinese goods.

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