Aizawl: The ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ that symbolises India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 War reached Mizoram capital Aizawl on Saturday.
The victory flame was handed over to Aizawl Battalion of Headquarter 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) upon its arrival at Vairengte town on the Mizoram-Assam border.
The flame was ushered by a contingent of Assam Rifles from Vairangte to Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl the same day. Enthusiastic participation was witnessed as the locals of Aizwal comprising ‘Bikers Club’ and other participants accompanied the cavalcade.
The ‘Victory’ celebrations commenced with the arrival of the victory flame. Chief Minister Zoramthanga and Assam Rifles DIG Brig. Digvijay Singh graced the event at Assam Rifles ground here.
The grand event was also attended by troops of Assam Rifles, 1971 War Veterans, troops from 457 Field Hospital(57 Mountain Division), Veer Naaris and NCC Cadets.
The celebrations marked by a performance from Pipe Band of Assam Rifles, Dance performance by Local Troupe and felicitation of souvenir to war veterans and Veer Naaris for their contribution and selfless service for the greater glory of the nation.
The four Victory flames which was first flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi was sent to the four cardinal directions of the nation. The flame for Eastern India reached Aizawl from Silchar in Assam and is scheduled to move further to Agartala on November 4.
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