Personnel of the Air Force Station in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu have undertaken a 700-km journey on bicycles between Thanjavur and Mahabalipuram, 65 km from right here, to commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of the victory within the battle towards Pakistan in 1971.
Sixteen IAF personnel started the journey on September 10 from Thanjavur and the journey was flagged off by Commander of the Air Force Station P A Shah, a defence press launch stated.
The rally was part of the programmes and actions deliberate by the Centre because the nation celebrated 50 years of its victory within the Indo-Pak battle.
Flagged off Southern Command’s Cycle Expedition as they reached #puducherry.
The Bicycle Expedition was organised once in a while of #SwarnimVijayVarsh, commemorating 50 years of India’s victory over Pakistan in 1971 battle.
16 air warriors of IAF Thanjavur efficiently pedaled 250 kms pic.twitter.com/wVDurTQgRa
— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiGuv) September 16, 2021
The personnel in the course of the journey would cowl Kumbakonam, Chidambaram, Puducherry, Mahabalipuram, and Velankanni earlier than returning to Thanjavur on September 18, the discharge stated.