BSF personnel runs 180KM race to honor 1971 war veterans 

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: 

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.

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.