PIB Press Releases

BRO kick-starts celebrations to mark 75 years of Independence

Key Highlights:

  • Gallantry Award winners & War Heroes felicitated in Uttarakhand & Sikkim
  • Medical camps, plantation drives & School Samvad being organised across the country as part of the celebrations
  • National Flag to be unfurled on Independence Day at 75 Highest Passes of India

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) kick-started its celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence. To mark this momentous occasion, BRO is organizing nationwide welfare and patriotic activities/events including 75 medical camps, plantation drives at 75 locations, and 75 School Samvad to motivate children through interactions & lectures. The main event would be the unfurling of the National Flag on Independence Day at 75 Highest Passes of India.

BRO kick-starts celebrations to mark 75 years of Independence

On August 07, 2021, BRO felicitated the Gallantry Award winners and War Heroes at Pipalkoti & Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand and Chandmari in Sikkim. In a ceremony organized by Project Hirak of BRO at Pithoragarh, tokens of appreciation were awarded to the next of kin of Shaurya Chakra awardees – EEM Prem Singh, Naik Chandra Singh, Driver Ram Singh, and DME Damar Bahadur. In a separate ceremony at Pipalkoti, Project Shivalik of BRO felicitated the next of kin of Major Preetam Singh Kunwar, Kirti Chakra; Lance Naik Raghubeer Singh, Shaurya Chakra (Posthumous) and Naib Subedar Surendra Singh, Shaurya Chakra.

at Chandmari in Sikkim, the felicitation ceremony, organized by Project Swastik of BRO, was graced by Minister of Forest and Environment, Government of Sikkim Shri Karma Loday Bhutia. He felicitated three Shaurya Chakra award winners of Sikkim – Subedar Honorary Captain Kishore Rai, Naik Dhan Bahadur Chhetri, and Paratrooper Sonam Tshering Tamang. The locals of the state, who registered themselves on the online Gallantry award portal, were also felicitated.

BRO kick-starts celebrations to mark 75 years of Independence

All the events were attended by key personalities from the state and included motivational talks and tales of the valor of the War Heroes.

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