PM Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with jawans of ITBP at Harsil

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 7, 2018 celebrated Diwali with jawans of the Indian Army and ITBP, at Harsil, one of the remotest border posts in Uttarakhand.  
  • Greeting the jawans on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights, is enabling the strength of the nation, and securing the future and the dreams of 125 crore Indians. 
  • The Prime Minister offered prayers at Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district this morning. Mr Modi also thanked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his Diwali greetings. Mr Netanyahu greeted Mr Modi and the people of India on the joyous occasion.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman celebrated Diwali at Andra La-Omkar and Anini in Arunachal Pradesh with Indian troops deployed in the forward posts. 
  • The high altitude post of Andrala Omkar is  35 to 40 kilometres away from the nearest road head.  

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