Mnp observes Kargil Vijay Diwas

Mnp observes Kargil Vijay Diwas
State level Kargil Vijay Diwas observance in Imphal on Friday.
Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 26 | Publish Date: 7/26/2019 12:09:43 PM IST

As India commemorates the 20 years of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, Manipur paid tribute to the grit and valour of those who defended the nation on Friday.

Functions were held at various levels in Imphal remembering the brave heroes of Kargil War.  The state level observance was held at the banquet hall of the 1st Manipur Rifles. 

Speaking on the occasion, state agriculture minister V Hangkhanlian stated that during the 74- day long Kargil War, 527 Indian soldiers sacrificed their life for the country. 

“On this occasion, we feel proud for the selfless sacrifices and courage of our soldiers who fought valiantly for the country,” he said. 

Hangkhanlian stated that after the Pakistani Army and terrorists breached the Line of Control (LOC), the Indian Armed Forces retaliated with ‘Operation Vijay’ in 1999. 

While paying homage to the valour of the soldiers, he said their supreme sacrifice cannot be forgotten and will remain forever in the history of the country. 

State forest and environment minister Th Shyamkumar said, “We should not forget the courage and valour of our soldiers who fought tirelessly to uphold the sovereignty and integrity of the country.”

State education minister Th Radheshyam, some MLAs, chief secretary, DGP, top civil and police officials were among others who attended the observance.

July 26th is observed as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate the Indian Army’s victory in this epic conflict. 

This year, the  20th Anniversary of victory in ‘Operation VIJAY’ is being celebrated with the theme ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’ i.e. Remembering the martyrs,  ‘Rejoice’ by celebrating the victory and ‘Renew’ our resolve to safeguard the honour of the Tricolour.

The objective of these celebrations were to evoke feelings of nationalism and patriotism through nationwide campaigns especially amongst the youth and to pay homage to the valiant soldier whose sacrifices made this victory possible. The events were planned to highlight the stories of valour of our brave soldiers and rekindle pride amongst the youth of our country and inspire the future generation.


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