Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Monday ran a
180-kilometre relay race at the border area around Bikaner’s Anupgarh to pay tribute to the martyrs of the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

The video of the race was shared on Twitter by Minister of
State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiran Rijiju who immensely praised the
spirits of the soldiers.

“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
the international border and completed in less than 11 hours,” tweeted Rijiju

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The race which saw the participation of 930 men and
women started on the night of December 13 and took 11 hours to culminate.

The venue of the event was APJ Abdul Kalam Stadium in Anupgarh, where the BSF soldiers involved in the 1971 war were honored.

India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate its victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lit the ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ from the eternal flame of the National War Memorial in Delhi to mark the beginning of the 50th anniversary year celebrations of India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971.