Troopers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated Diwali at a peak 17,000 toes in sub-zero temperatures of Ladakh. Jawans of the paramilitary power guard the nation’s 2,488-km-long de-factor border with China, or the Line of Precise Management.
The ITBP troopers did puja, lit diyas, adopted by celebratory dancing at a put up in Ladakh the place the temperature is minus 20 diploma Celcius. The temperature right here even goes all the way down to minus 40 levels as winter units in.
The troopers additionally sang former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s traditional composition ‘Aao Phir Phir Diya Jalaaen’, and devoted it to the nation on the event of Diwali.
— Neeta Sharma (@NEETAS11) November 14, 2020
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the nation to mild a diya, a conventional earthen lamp, on Diwali for the troopers guarding India’s borders.
“This Diwali, allow us to additionally mild a Diya as a salute to troopers who fearlessly defend our nation. Phrases cannot do justice to the sense of gratitude we’ve got for our troopers for his or her exemplary braveness. We’re additionally grateful to the households of these on the borders,” PM Modi had tweeted.
Persevering with his custom of spending Diwali with soldiers, PM Narendra Modi arrived in Jaisalmer’s iconic Longewala immediately, the place he hit out at China’s “expansionist” forces that present a “distorted mindset which belongs to the 18th century”.
The remark comes a day after 11 individuals, together with 5 troopers, had been killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in a number of areas of northern J&Ok.
Final yr, the Prime Minister visited J&Ok’s Rajouri district to have a good time Diwali with troopers guarding the Line of Management. Earlier than that, he has spent the competition of lights with troopers in Uttarakhand’s India-China border, north Kashmir’s Gurez sector, ITBP put up in Himachal Pradesh, Indo-Pak border in Punjab, and Ladakh’s Siachen.