Keeping his tradition intact, PM reached the Drass sector of Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir.
– Last year also Diwali was celebrated in the forward area of the Nowshera sector on the border of Pakistan.
New Delhi : For the fourth time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with soldiers on the Pakistan border. Since becoming the Prime Minister, he has been celebrating Diwali among soldiers for eight consecutive years. This year, he has reached the Drass sector of Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, maintaining his tradition of celebrating Diwali with the army personnel. The Prime Minister will be with the soldiers till 1 pm. He also celebrated Diwali last year with soldiers in the forward area of the Nowshera sector on the Pakistan border.
Have been celebrating Diwali with the soldiers
Every year since 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits some borders of the country to celebrate the festival of Diwali with soldiers. During this, PM Modi meets the soldiers, spends time with them and feeds them, sweets. Prime Minister Modi started this tradition in 2014 from Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield. He celebrated the first Diwali in Siachen on 23 October 2014 as PM. Next year in 2015, on November 11, Diwali was celebrated with soldiers in Amritsar, Punjab. Here he also came to visit the War Memorial of the 1965 war.
As Prime Minister, Modi reached Chango village in Himachal Pradesh on October 30 to celebrate the third Diwali in 2016. Here he celebrated Diwali with soldiers near the India-China border. On October 18, 2017, the Prime Minister celebrated Diwali by visiting the soldiers along the LoC in Gurez Valley, Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister celebrated Diwali with Indian Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel deployed on the Chinese border near Mana, the last village in India, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on November 07, 2018.
Narendra Modi continued this tradition after becoming the Prime Minister again at the Center. He reached Rajouri on October 27, 2019 to celebrate the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 and Diwali with soldiers posted along the LoC. celebrated. While returning from Rajouri, PM Modi also took stock of the fighter planes at the airbase after celebrating Diwali with Air Warrior and other personnel at Pathankot airbase.
Similarly, he celebrated Diwali of 2020 on 14 November with soldiers at Longewala Post in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan on the western border of Pakistan. Orders have been placed on HAL for the supply of indigenous main battle tank Arjun Mk One-A tanks, an improved version of the Arjun tank he was riding during that time. Last year i.e. in 2021, he celebrated the festival of Diwali in the Nowshera sector on the border of Pakistan. This is the same place where in 1947, at the behest of Pakistan, the tribals attacked the Rajouri district on the day of Diwali and killed hundreds of people. In the action which lasted till 12 April 1948, the army had driven out the tribals. That is why every year in Rajouri, on the day of Deepawali, tributes are paid to the martyrs of tribal attacks.
Attended Ayodhya’s Deepotsav last evening
This year PM Modi is constantly going to different places during the Diwali festival. He had come to visit Baba Kedarnath and Badrinath on 21 October. After this, on 23 October, Ramlala joined the Deepotsav of Ayodhya with the sight of Virajman and returned to Delhi from Ayodhya late at night after watching the grand laser show. Today, for the ninth time, Kargil can go to Drass in Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with the army personnel on the border. This will be the fourth time that the Prime Minister will celebrate Diwali with the soldiers on the Pakistan border. He will be with the soldiers till one o’clock in the afternoon. The jawans are also very excited about the arrival of the PM. Tight security arrangements have been made. Chief of Defense Staff Anil Singh, and Army Chief Manoj Pandey can also join the Prime Minister.