73 feet tall mast tricolor inaugurated in Tawang

From Our Correspondent

TAWANG, Dec 30: A 73-feet tall mast tri-colour was inaugurated at a height of 15,200 feet above sea level on Friday in this township, the district headquarters famous for Lord Buddha’s Tawang Monastery.

This monument has created a record to go down the annals of history as Tawang, located at a distance of 37-km from Indo-China border and witnessed 1962 war between India and China, is often claimed by Beijing as its territory as ‘South Tibet.’

As forces offered ceremonial guard of honour to the tri-color, tune of national anthem by Indian Army’s pipe band and slogans Bharat Mata Ki JaiVande Mataram in chorus by the gathering rented the air reflecting patriotic spirit.

The National Flag was hoisted jointly by Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi as chief guest and Major General (Retd)-cum- Flag Foundation of India CEO Ashim Kohli in presence of Tawang Brigade commander Brigadier Vipul Singh Rajput, district administration officials, troops of Indian Army, ITBP & SSB, NCC cadets and large number of tourists.

Tashi, in his address, termed installation of the high mast National Flag a noble cause which would be a source of inspiration for unity, integrity and national strength.

Tashi motivated all border guarding forces to continue their selfless service to the nation and praised the civil-military bonhomie in the district that facilitated accelerated development of infrastructures, medical and education sectors for greater wellbeing of the society.

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