Cyclothon: Revisiting capture of ‘Parbat Ali’

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‘Har Kaam Desh Ke Naam’
Ahmedabad: A team of 20 Indian Army cyclists of ‘Konark Corps’ on Monday embarked upon cyclothon from Jalipa to Myjlar in Western Rajasthan for a stretch of 220 km. The team was flagged off by Subedar Major Sagat Singh (Retd) 1971 war veteran who took part in Operation Cactus Lily.
The complete cyclothon commenced on November 26, 2020 and is planned to cover a distance of 1971 Kms and is being covered in a number of different stretches by different teams. The cyclothon commenced from Border Pillar 1175 in Kutch and will culminate at Longewala in Rajasthan on December 5, 2020 covering 1971 kms.

The team enroute halted at Barmer, where it payed homage at ‘Shaheed Chowk’ to our fallen. Thereafter, the team moved to Ramsar and Gadra towns, where they were greeted with great enthusiasm by locals.

Children were given national flags and were reminded of the support and courage shown by their ancestors and senior citizens in 1971 war.

At Gadra town, in addition to meeting the locals, the team paid homage to the ‘Shaheed Smarak’ of Indian Railways. The locals raised patriotic slogans and bid farewell to the cyclothon team which then moved to Munabao.

The Indian Army from Munabao, marched at lightning speed against all odds, 60 km inside enemy territory and captured a massive feature called ‘Parbat Ali’ under ‘Op cactus Lily’.

After interaction with the locals and remembering our martyrs, the team moved to its final location of Majlyar. The team ended its day and spread the message of patriotism and showcased the undying spirit of the Indian Army.