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 here, to commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of the victory in the war against Pakistan in 1971.
Sixteen IAF personnel began the trip on September 10 from Thanjavur and the journey was flagged off by Commander of the Air Force Station P A Shah, a defence press release said.
The rally was a part of the programmes and activities planned by the Centre as the country celebrated 50 years of its victory in the Indo-Pak war.
Flagged off Southern Command's Cycle Expedition as they reached #puducherry.— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiGuv) September 16, 2021
The Bicycle Expedition was organised on occasion of #SwarnimVijayVarsh, commemorating 50 years of India's victory over Pakistan in 1971 war.
16 air warriors of IAF Thanjavur successfully pedaled 250 kms pic.twitter.com/wVDurTQgRa
The personnel during the journey would cover Kumbakonam, Chidambaram, Puducherry, Mahabalipuram, and Velankanni before returning to Thanjavur on September 18, the release said.