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A view of the ‘Run for Martyrs’ organised at Agartala. Image credit - Northeast Now

As a part of the week-long programme started by the BSF Tripura Frontier, a five-km race ‘Run for Martyrs’ was organised at Agartala.

The run was organized to commemorate the 20th anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ and to pay tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil War.

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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb flagged off the race by waiving the flag.

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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kr Deb flagging off the ‘Run for Martyrs’ organised at Agartala. Image credit – Northeast Now
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kr Deb flagging off the ‘Run for Martyrs’ organised at Agartala. Image credit – Northeast Now

Deb initially paid tribute to the BSF martyrs from the state of Tripura and felicitated the family members of the brave hearts, who sacrificed their lives while guarding the nation.

The run commenced from the Vivekananda stadium and concluded at the BSF headquarters in Agartala passing through the Assam Rifles and Army area in Salbagan.

Despite rains, a large number of civilians and BSF personnel participated in the run.

A big number of participants were youths who viewed that by participating in the run they wanted to remember as well as pay tribute to those martyrs who had sacrificed their lives during Kargil War fighting the Pakistani intruders 20 years back.

Pinaki Das

Pinaki Das is Northeast Now Correspondent in Agartala. He can be reached at: pinakianisk@gmail.com

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