Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani celebrated Raksha Bandhan festival at the highest Indian Army camp of Siachin on Thursday. The Union Minister on the occasion tied rakhi to soldiers posted at Siachen.
Expressing happiness over her Siachen trip and celebrating raksha bandhan with soldiers, the minister tweeted: “Consider myself fortunate to have been able to spent auspicious day of #Rakshabandhan with soldiers at Siachen”.
The union minister also laid wreath at Siachen War Memorial and later handed over #Azadikerang canvass to the soldiers at Siachen. Interestingly, visit to Siachen during NDA government has increased ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Siachen twice.
The PM celebrated Diwali with Indian soldiers at Siachen in 2014 and 2015 also.