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    Students celebrated Diwali with soldiers at Kutch border

    Story by Son of Snehalata Mohanty

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    In India Diwali is the biggest occasion when we celebrate the festival with our family and friends. Diwali is an auspicious festival and everyone at this time wants to be with their family and children.

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    However the soldiers of our country are always on duty never get the chance to be with their family as they are always on duty to save our motherland. A group of youngsters from Vadodara joined by youths from other cities of Gujarat take the initiative this year to visit to them and celebrate Diwali with them. The group visited the Kutch border areas and met with the jawans and celebrate Diwali with them.

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    Supporting this initiative youngsters from Surat, Ahmedabad, Vapi, Porbandar & Bhuj also join the Vadodara group for the initiative to celebrate diwali with soldiers.

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    “We met the soldiers at Vighakot BOP/ India Bridge and share sweets, interact and share the joy of festival with them. We interact with them visiting their chowkis and tried to know how they protect our nation from the intruders. We shared sweets with them, light Diya and burst crackers like Taramandal with the soldiers,” said Rangam Trivedi one of the member of the group who took the initiative this Diwali.

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    The group stayed there at the border areas on 28th and 29th and celebrate the festival with the soldiers. They also visit the border village Kuran and interact with the villagers to know how they live here under such tense situations. The group also visit the Kala Dungar and get a chance to know the communication center of the Army and Airforce there.

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    “This initiative is carried out under the banner of Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti and we want to show our affection to the soldiers who are fighting at the border to save us. They don’t get chance to celebrate the festival with their family so we celebrate with them to make them feel that they are never away from their family,” said Trivedi.

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