Thursday, August 2, 2018

Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated in Isles; Lt. Governor, others pay homage to martyrs

Port Blair, Aug 01: The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), on July 26, 2018 led the Islanders in paying rich tributes to the Kargil Martyrs, who gallantly laid down their lives for the nation in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan. To mark the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, a solemn function was organized at the Kargil War Martyrs Memorial at Tagore Govt. College of Education, Port Blair here this morning. The Lt Governor laid a wreath at the memorial. He also had a glimpse of the pictorial exhibition on Kargil War Heroes, displayed at the Memorial site.
Others, who placed wreaths at the Memorial included the Chief Secretary i/c, Shri K R Meena, ZPSA Adhyaksha, Smt. Baby Farida, PBMC Chairperson, Shri Indra Pal Singh, senior officers of the Defence and Civil Administration, public representatives, prominent citizens and students also paid tributes at the Memorial. Observance of two minutes’ silence and Guard of Honour formed part of the commemorative function.
The ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ was celebrated across the country today to commemorate India's victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War and to remember those who sacrificed their lives for the country. On 26th July, 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. The war was fought for more than 60 days.

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