India-Bangladesh joint cycling campaign launched to commemorate the 1971 war | India-Bangladesh joint cycle campaign launched to commemorate 1971 war – Bhaskar

Digital Desk, Agartala. A joint cycling expedition was flagged off from Jashor Bangladesh to Kolkata (India) on Monday to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 and pay tribute to the valor and courage of the soldiers.

According to an official release, the armies of India and Bangladesh comprising 20 cyclists each will cover a distance of 370 km in 10 days to pay tribute to the soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice during the war. The victory in the war with Pakistan led to the creation of a new nation, Bangladesh, formerly known as East Pakistan.

The cycling expedition was flagged off by Major General Mohammad Nurul Anwar, GOC 55 Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army. The 10-day expedition will cover Jashore, Jenaidah, Kushtia, Mehrpur, Darshan, Chudanga in Bangladesh and Krishnanagar, Ranaghat, Kalyani, Barrackpore, Kolkata in West Bengal, India and will culminate at Fort William, Kolkata on November 24.

(IANS)

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