Tawang gears up for Maitree Diwas: Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar: In keeping with the sentiments of the local population of Tawang, a multi cultural social event in form of ‘Maitree Diwas’, is being jointly hosted by the local civil administration and the Tawang Military Garrison on November 28 and 29 next.
The event aims at celebrating the strong sprit of friendship and bonhomie that exists between the locals and the Indian Army. This shall be the 10th Maitree Diwas since its commencement on the initiative of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in 2004. The event was discontinued briefly after his sad demise in an unfortunate helicopter crash in 2011 and has been revived again last year under the patronage of Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Brigadier Zubin Bhatnagar, Commander of Tawang Garrison presided over the event and expressed his deep appreciation over the ‘Special Bond’ enjoyed by the populace and Indian Army in Tawang. The two day event shall include the military exhibiting its prowess by conducting helicopter flypast, slithering by Army commandos and weapon display as part of ‘Know Your Army’.
Mass Band Display and numerous other events showcasing the vibrant culture of the region and the country too are planned. Numerous kiosks are being set up to provide information regarding enrolment into the Army and other government jobs beside publicising about the numerous welfare schemes currently in vogue for the countrymen residing in the remote areas.
Indian Army has been extending a helping hand to the citizens in this remote area, assisting them in every which way and the Maitree Diwas is one such endeavour, to promote bonhomie, in the remote township of Tawang, the communiqué added.
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