BY TC News Desk
Agartala, April 08, 2023: Car rally of Indian Army’s Eastern Command has reached Agartala on the occasion of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. This car rally of 50 soldiers of the Eastern Command reached Agartala on the afternoon of Friday last.
Honorary Captain Yogender Singh Yadav, the country’s youngest Parambir Chakra awardee, is one of the members of this car rally. The rally is led by Shaurya Chakra awardee Brigadier KM Sinde and Colonel SK Mishra.
A function was organized on this occasion at the Albert Ekka War Memorial at Lichubagan in Agartala on Saturday morning. Honorary Captain Yogender Singh Yadav, the country’s youngest Parambir Chakra awardee, paid his respects on behalf of the soldiers of the car rally at Albert Ekka Shaheed Bedi in the morning.
Tourism department’s Director Tapan Kumar Das was present on behalf of the state government. After paying respects at the Shaheed Bedi, it was informed on behalf of the Eastern Command that they reached Tripura yesterday afternoon after touring 6 North Eastern states including West Bengal in the last 18 days. This car rally was inaugurated on March 22 from Fort William, Kolkata in West Bengal. After a long journey, this car rally reached Agartala in Tripura via Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram. On Sunday, this car rally will leave for Meghalaya. The journey of this car rally will end at Urmai in Meghalaya.
On the occasion, the Eastern Command informed that one of the objectives of this car rally is to strengthen the unity of the North East. Moreover, one of the objectives of this rally is to communicate with the martyred family members of the former army, exchange views with the senior citizens and pay respect to the veterans. On this long journey, they have so far interacted with more than 4,000 students and NCC cadets from 15 schools and talked about protecting the integrity of the country and strengthening the unity of the East and the West. During this time they also met the families of veterans and martyred soldiers. Various aids like walking stick, medicine, wheel chair have been handed over to senior citizens and veterans.
Members of the Car Rally paid tribute to the martyred soldiers and veterans of the state at the Albert Ekka War Memorial this morning. On behalf of the Eastern Command, 10 brave women of the Shaheed Army family of the state paid respects and honours. Moreover, the 4 soldiers of the war of 71 were also honored and respected. At the event, the Eastern Command informed that these brave women and ex-servicemen are an inspiration to the Indian Army. They sacrificed themselves for the country. Parambir Chakra awardee Honorary Captain Yogender Singh Yadav narrated his experience of the Kargil War in a touching voice.
School students were given school bags and textbooks for school by the Eastern Command on the occasion. The school bag given to the students is made of Indian Army uniform fabric. Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha was also felicitated on the occasion. Tourism Department Director Tapan Kumar Das accepted the award on behalf of the Chief Minister.