Mumbai : FM Radio network 92.7 BIG FM will celebrate the country’s 69th independence day with a broadcast from Siachen – the highest battlefield in the world.
The Siachen Glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas at the Line of Control between India and Pakistan.
As part of its initiative ‘Big Paighaam – Sarhad ke Naam’, the station’s RJs Prateek, Balaji, Shruthi and Abhimanyu will host an event for the Indian Army Soldiers in Siachen and interact with them over conversations and games.
Popular singer Aakriti Kakkar will also entertain the soldiers with some soulful songs and renditions at Siachen.
The RJs will collect messages from family members of soldiers stationed at Siachen and read them out as part of the initiative.
They will also take messages from the Army Soldiers in Siachen and communicate them back to their loved ones.
Ashwin Padmanabhan, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited stated: “We will be celebrating this Independence Day differently, doing something that no one ever has – travelling to the top of the Siachen glacier and accompanying the jawans, living their life and celebrating the occasion with them.”
Singer Aakriti Kakkar said: “This will be my closest experience to embracing patriotism in its truest form in Siachen. It is truly an honour and I feel in my own little way, this is perhaps the least I can do for our country’s forces through music.”