New Delhi: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is going to unfurl National Flag on Independence Day at 75 highest passes of India in order to commemorate 75 years of India's independence. In order to mark this momentous occasion, BRO is organising nationwide welfare and patriotic activities or events including 75 medical camps, plantation drives at 75 locations and 75 School Samvad to motivate children through interactions & lectures.
On August 07, BRO felicitated the Gallantry Award winners and War Heroes at Pipalkoti and Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand and Chandmari in Sikkim. In a ceremony organised 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, organised by Project Swastik of BRO, was graced by the Minister of Forest and Environment of the government of Sikkim Karma Loday Bhutia. He felicitated three Shaurya Chakra award winners of Sikkim – Subedar Honorary Captain Kishore Rai, Naik Dhan Bahadur Chhetri and Para Trooper Sonam Tshering Tamang. The locals of the state, who registered themselves on the online Gallantry award portal, were also felicitated.
All the events were attended by key personalities from the state and included motivational talks and tales of the valour of the war heroes.
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