AIZAWL: In continuation to the “Swarnim Vijay Varsh Celebrations”, IN Mizoram's Aizawl, a Mini Marathon was held at The Assam Rifles Stadium, Aizawl, and also across the state of Mizoram this morning.
The Mini Marathon was organised by 23 Sector Assam Rifles and Headquarter IGAR (East).
The “Swarnim Vijay Varsh” is being celebrated across the nation from 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Dec 2021 to mark the 50 years of Indian victory in the 1971 Indo – Pakistan War. The celebrations started with Sapling Plantation on 13th Sep 2021 and Mini Marathon on 15th Sep 2021 in Mizoram.
The event at Aizawl witnessed the enthusiastic participation of approximately 250 persons including local youth and all ranks of Assam Rifles.
Pu R Lalzirliana, Power and Electricity Minister of Mizoram graced the occasion as chief guest and flagged off the Mini Marathon at Assam Rifles Stadium, Aizawl.
Brigadier Digvijay Singh, SM, Commander, 23 Sector AR, Colonel Rajesh Kumar Nayak, Commandant Aizawl Battalion, and other dignitaries also attended the event.
The top 10 runners were awarded Medals and Certificates by the Power and Electricity Minister on completion of the run.
Minister Lalzirliana while addressing the gathering on the occasion stressed the importance of running in improving physical and mental health.
He congratulated Assam Rifles for successfully conducting the event and also for the role played by the force for the cause.
He also congratulated the Indian Army on the Golden Jubilee and remembered the brave martyrs on the occasion who laid down their lives to ensure the victory of the nation.
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