Watch the video: BSF personnel runs 180 KM race for 11 hours to honor 1971 war veterans:
To pay tribute to the 1971 war heroes, Border Security Force personnel ran a 180-kilometer relay race at Anupgarh in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. The race took place on the intervening night of December 13-14, was completed in 11 hours, and saw the participation of 930 men and women. Each jawan ran about 400 to 500 meters.
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiran Rijiju shared a video of the race and praised the participants. “BSF honored the war heroes of 1971 war today in style! 180 km baton relay race was run by 930 BSF boys and girls in the midnight at the international border and completed in less than 11 hours,” tweeted Rijiju.
Here is the video:
BSF honoured the war heroes of 1971 war today in style! 180 km baton relay race was run by 930 BSF boys and girls in the mid night at international border and completed in less then 11 hours. pic.twitter.com/EeBZ5V16aQ
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) December 14, 2020
The event was organized at the APJ Abdul Kalam Stadium in Anupgarh, where the BSF soldiers involved in the 1971 war were honored. It was part of Vijay Diwas celebrations, held every year on December 16 to mark India’s triumph in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971.
— BSF RAJASTHAN (@BSF_Rajasthan) December 14, 2020
#BSF celebrates valour of its 1971 #Bravehearts
BSF Rajasthan Ftr is celebrating the valour of its 1971 war heroes. On 13/14 Dec a baton relay of 180 km along #International #Border is scheduled culminating at #Anupgarh. They are the real inspiration to young generation. pic.twitter.com/66DVP6wVs9
— BSF RAJASTHAN (@BSF_Rajasthan) December 13, 2020
On Vijay Diwas, let us recall the valour of our soldiers that affirmed our nation’s unwavering commitment to defend our sovereignty and protect human dignity. Their martyrdom in 1971 war had shown unparalleled grit & prowess of our forces. The nation is eternally indebted to them
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 16, 2020
Indian Air Force pays tribute to the brave warriors of the Indian Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice in service of the Nation during the Indo-Pak 1971 war.#VijayDiwas#SwarnimVijayVarsh pic.twitter.com/sd8ueoRUJr
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 16, 2020
The liberation war was fought from December 3, 1971, to December 16, 1971. After facing defeat in the 1971 war, the then Army Chief of Pakistan General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with his 93,000 troops, surrendered to allied forces.