Union Minister od State for Home Kiren Rijiju is set to celebrate the 70th Independence Day in Ladakh.

A special cycle rally of para-athletes will mark the Independence Day celebration in the icy mountains. Rijiju will also ride the cycle for some distance along with other participants.

The minister will then honour and receive the BSF para-cycling expedition, who participated the ‘Tiranga Yatra’, and reach Khardoongla in Ladakh on August 15. The ‘Tiranga Yatra’ was started on August 5 in Shimla.

The yatra will culminate on the Independence Day at Khardoongla after travelling through some of the highest points along the Himalayan ranges, being guarded by Indian security forces, official sources said.

The rally is part of the 70th Independence Day celebration initiated by the Modi government.

The Modi government has organised an elborate plan for the ID celebration. Commemorating freedom fighters at their birthplaces or places of action, several ministers are travelling to different parts of the country

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited the birthplace of Birsa Munda in Jharkhand while BJP President Amit Shah visited Kakori in Uttar Pradesh, where freedom fighters, including Chandrashekhar Azad and Ramprasad Bismil carried out a daring train robbery during country’s freedom struggle.