This Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate with Army and ITBP personnel on Wednesday at Harsil near the India-China border in Uttarakhand.
The PM said that the devotion of the jawans towards their duty in the remote icy heights, is enabling the strength of the nation, and securing the future and the dreams of 125 crore Indians, a statement from his office said
He said that Diwali is the festival of lights, it spreads the light of goodness and dispels fear. He said that the jawans, through their commitment and discipline, are also helping to spread the sense of security and fearlessness among the people
The PM offered sweets to the jawans. He also interacted with people from nearby areas who had gathered to greet him on Diwali
Harshil is a cantonment area situated at a height of 7,860 feet close to the India-China border in Uttarkashi district
later, Modi is scheduled to go to Kedarnath to offer prayers and review the progress of reconstruction projects at Kedarpuri.
Kedarpuri, the township situated close to the Himalayan shrine, had bore the brunt of the catastrophic floods of 2013 which killed thousands of people.
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