New Delhi, Monday, 16 December 2019.Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff Indian Air Force felicitated a team of 25 Air Warriors at Air Force Station, New Delhi on 16 Dec 19 for a unique achievement – a running expedition from Kargil to Kohima- aptly named as K2K Ultra Marathon-Glory Run. The event commemorating the 20th year of Kargil Victory was flagged off from the Kargil War Memorial at Drass on 21 Sep 19.
The Air Warriors undertook the challenging task of carrying the ‘Glory Torch’ through 4500 kms, averaging 100 kms on the road per day for 45 days, passing through mountains and plains, traversing densely populated cities and wilderness enroute, culminating on 06 Nov 19 at Kohima, Nagaland. The expedition also saw the Air Warriors break the mental barriers of Age and Gender, and spread awareness on Pedestrian safety and Fit India Movement.
The ceremonial Flagging In of the Glory Run Warriorsat Air Force Station New Delhi by the CAS IAF on Vijay Diwas reinforces the commitment of the Men and women in Blue towards rememberingour martyrs and lives up to the true tradition and motto of the IAF –
Touch the Sky with Glory!