The Border Security Force (BSF) has honoured the 1971 war veterans in its unique way.
Personnel of the BSF took part in a 180 kilometre-long relay run along the India-Pakistan International Border in Rajasthan.
The relay run started at Bikaner and culminated at Anupgarh.
It took the BSF troopers less than 11 hours to complete the run.
Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Kiren Rijiju lauded the efforts of the BSF jawans, who took part in the run in the chilling December night.
“BSF honoured the war heroes of 1971 war today in style! 180 km baton relay race was run by 930 BSF boys and girls in the midnight at international border and completed in less than 11 hours,” Rijiju tweeted.
BSF honoured the war heroes of 1971 war today in style! 180 km baton relay race was run by 930 BSF boys and girls in the mid night at international border and completed in less then 11 hours. pic.twitter.com/EeBZ5V16aQ
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) December 14, 2020
Meanwhile, netizens have hailed the BSF troopers for the effort, with many terming them as super-human beings.
Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on December 16 to mark India’s triumph against Pakistan, which led to the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971.