AIZAWL: The Swarnim Vijay Mashaal that symbolizes India's victory over Pakistan in 1971 War reached Vairangte (Assam- Mizoram border) on Saturday.
The Victory flame was handed over to Aizawl Battalion of Headquarter 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) at Vairengte on Saturday. The flame was ushered by a contingent of Assam Rifles from Vairangte to Assam Rifles, Statium, Aizwal. Enthusiastic participation was witnessed as the locals of Aizwal city comprising of 'Bikers Club' and other participants accompanied the cavalcade.
The Victory celebrations commenced with the arrival of the victory flame in presence of PuZoramthanga, Chief Minister of Mizoram, and Brigadier Digvijay Singh, SM, DIG HQ 23 Sector. The grand event was witnessed by troops of Assam Rifles, 1971 War Veterans, troops from 457 Field Hospital (57 Mountain Division), Veer Naaris and NCC Cadets.
The celebrations included performance by Pipe Band of Assam Rifles, dance performance by local troupe and felicitation of souvenir to war veterans and Veer Naaris for their contribution and selfless service for the greater glory of the nation.
The four Victory flames were which first flagged off from New Delhi by the Prime Minister of India, were sent to the four cardinal directions of the nation. The flame for Eastern India reached Aizawl from Silchar and is scheduled to move further to Agartala on November 4, stated a press release.