- BRO hoists National Flag at 75 highest passes & prominent places
- ‘Umling La Pass’, world’s highest motorable road among them
- RM had virtually flagged-off the teams from 14 States/UTs on Friday
- BRO also conducts tree plantation drives, school samvaads &medical camps
Border Roads Organisation (BRO) hoisted the National Flag at 75 highest passes and prominent places in the country to commemorate the 75th Independence Day, which is celebrated as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The Border Roads Organisation personnel hoisted flags in extreme climatic and difficult terrain conditions to mark this momentous occasion. Most of these high passes are above the altitude of 10,000 ft and almost 15 are at altitudes above 15,000 ft above mean sea level. The most prominent among them was ‘Umling La Pass’, the world’s highest motorable road built by BRO at an altitude of 19,300 ft in Eastern Ladakh. A team of BRO, comprising all ranks, hoisted the National Flag at Umling La Pass.
On August 13, 2021, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh had virtually flagged off from New Delhi the teams of Border Roads Organisation from 14 States and Union Territories to 75 mountain passes and important landmarks across the country to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The teams moved out in vehicles, motorcycles, and cycles towards the passes to hoist the National Flag on August 15, 2021.
In addition to the Flag hoisting, celebratory functions were held at Border Roads Organisation Headquarters in New Delhi as well as in all the projects of BRO located across the country. The events, incorporating the local population, included 75 Tree Plantations, 75 School Samvaads, and 75 Medical Camps.