The Swarnim Vijay Mashal was given a grand reception at Dimakuchi on Thursday by Red Horns Artillery Brigade in the presence of civil dignitaries, serving soldiers and local populace.
Vijay Mashal was then escorted by a cavalcade of vehicles and more than 200 motorcyclists to Hattigor Military Station.
All along the way respect and homage was paid by the local leaders, children, and local populace, who were waving the National Flag and chanting Bharat ‘Mata Ki Jai’.
A friendly volleyball match was also organised between energetic teams of Majuli and Hattigor Tea Estate.
The locals cheerfully participated in the event expressing the spirit of patriotism.
The match was organised to motivate the youth and also to express gratitude for the sacrifices, struggle and indomitable spirit of soldiers who ensured victory for India in 1971.
“Prizes were awarded to players of both the Winning and Runner-Up teams,” said a press statement.