New Delhi, Oct 29, 2016: To continue the practice of celebrating Diwali with the soldiers of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the third consecutive time is all set to spend this year Diwali with personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border, which safeguards India-China border.
He will leave for Chamoli, one of the remotest border posts in Uttarakhand today.
The Prime Minister had celebrated his first Diwali after coming into power in 2014 with soldiers posted in Siachen, and in 2015, he was at the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.
According to sources, Modi will celebrate the festival with ITBP rangers in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, at a remote post in a village called Mana at the height of around 10,000 feet.
He is also expected to visit the temple in Badrinath nearby.
Modi started a campaign on social media with the tagline-#Sandesh2Soldiers to invite people to send letters and messages to the armed forces on October 23.
According to the PMO, over 10 lakh messages have come — 7 lakh on Facebook, Twitter, and MyGov and about 3 lakh on Narendra Modi App.