Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame reaches Khardung La
Srinagar: Swarnim Vijay Varsh Victory Flame reached Khardung La on Saturday.
According to the PRO Defence Srinagar, the solemn ceremony commenced with the reception of the Victory Flame with a grand welcome by army personnel, veterans, local residents and tourists at Khardung La.
“The Army paid rich tributes to the bravehearts of 1971 War at one of the highest passes of the world (Khardung La at a height of 18,380 feet) as part of the ongoing Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations to commemorate 50 years of India’s victory in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War,” the PRO said.
“Veterans from the Nubra Valley paid their obeisance to the fallen soldiers to recognise the efforts of the forces and their families during the 1971 War. The Veterans also handed over the pious soil from Khardung La to be taken to National War Memorial Delhi,” he added.