Sitharaman Continues the tradition of celebrating Diwali with soldiers
Itanagar: It has been like a tradition in India to celebrate festival of lights ‘Diwali’ with Indian army who make it possible for us to celebrate each day while they are protecting us at border.
From our first lady Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to present day PM Narendra Modi, all big personalities have been celebrating their Diwali with our national heroes.
This Diwali Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will celebrate her Diwali with troops in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Dibang Valley district, a defence official said.
The Defence Ministry confirmed her visit in a tweet on Monday night: “Continuing the tradition of celebrating Diwali with the families of our soldiers, Smt @nsitharaman will celebrate Diwali this year at Dinjan (Assam), Andra La-Omkar and Anini (Arunachal Pradesh).”
During her visit, Sitharaman, accompanied by Eastern Army Commander and other senior officials, will be briefed about the defence preparedness and infrastructure improvements by the Army in the region, the official said on Tuesday morning.
“She is expected to conduct an aerial survey of the region and will meet troops in Andra La-Omkar and Anini on Wednesday,” he said.
Sitharaman is also slated to meet families of fallen soldiers.