TAWANG, Mar 30: The northeast car rally under the title Purvottar Bharat Parikrama organised by the Eastern Command of the Indian Army to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsava, was flagged off from Tawang war memorial on Thursday by DC Kesang Ngurup Damo, in presence of Tawang Brigade Deputy Commandant Colonel J S Dodhy and other senior officers.
The rally, which started from Kolkatta on March 22, reached Tawang on Tuesday, touching all the eight north eastern states and paying homage to the freedom fighters by visiting various war memorials in the region.
The team led by Brigadier K M Shende, visited different schools distributing school bags and interacted with state dignitaries and ex-servicemen.
The team members also gave motivational talks in schools motivating future citizens of the country to join the Indian armed forces and contribute in nation building.
Brigadier Shende and his team made a courtesy call with Tawang DC on Wednesday.
During interaction with the DC, the team leader apprised him about the activities they had taken during their 5000 km long journey.
The team had earlier visited Mahabodhi orphanage home at Teli village, interacted with students of JNV Tawang and visited the Tawang monastery.
Earlier, Brigadier Shende, presented Parikrama Souvenir from Eastern Army Commander for the state Chief Minister Pema Khandu through the DC, an official comminique informed here. (DIPRO)