Swarnim Vijay Mashaal received at Assam-Bengal border

Commemorating 50 years of India’s victory over Pakistan and liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, Swarnim Vijay Mashaal, which was flagged off on December 16, 2020 from National War Memorial, entered 101 Area July 26 at Assam – West Bengal border.

The flaming torch was received at Sankosh river bridge in a grand reception organised by 51 Sub Area.

A team of 51 Sub Area, on behalf of 101 Area, welcomed the flaming torch along with veterans of the area and civil dignitaries.

The celebrations at Sankosh river bridge culminated with dispatch of the flaming torch to Tura in Meghalaya.

The Swarnim Vijay Mashaal will remain in Meghalaya till August 8 after which it will move to Assam.

Four victory mashaals (flaming torches) will be carried to various parts of India, including to the villages of Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra awardees of the 1971 war, the defence ministry had said.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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