JNU celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas

JNU celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas

On the occasion of 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, JNU organised an elaborate programme to commemorate India’s glorious victory and to pay homage and tribute to the Indian Army and the Kargil martyrs. The programme was jointly organised by Veterans India.

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Two union ministers, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Gen. V K Singh, and the Mentor of Veterans India, Maj Gen GD Bakshi, and cricketer Gautam Gambhir also took part in Tiranga March from JNU’s main gate to the Convention Centre where more than two thousand members of JNU community proudly carried the 2200 feet long Tricolour for nearly two kilometres up to the Convention Centre. Alongside the Veterans India members, 23 families of martyrs also joined the event.

Welcoming the honoured guests and the huge gathering Prof R P Singh, Rector III of JNU, said it was a proud moment for JNU to have had the privilege of paying its heartfelt tributes to Indian Army and its martyrs of Kargil. The Vice Chancellor, Prof M Jagadesh Kumar, praised the valour of Indian soldiers in the Kargil War, and expressed his profound gratitude to India’s army and expressed his satisfaction that JNU was able to pay homage to our martyrs. The VC also requested the union ministers to “help arrange for an old army tank so that JNU can display it in a prominent place on the campus.”

Addressing the gathering, Union Petroleum Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said “JNU has set an example in the country for its respect for Indian army,” while former Indian Army Chief and now MoS, External Affairs, Gen. VK Singh shared his experiences in the wonderful tradition of Indian Army and underlined the importance of the Kargil victory for India and our armed forces and emphasised that “Indian army believes only in protecting the sanctity of Indian independence and sovereignty.”

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 Maj Gen GD Bakshi spoke passionately how Indian soldiers guard our nation’s treacherous borders with Pakistan in a completely inhospitable weather conditions of Kashmir heights. Supreme Court lawyer. Supreme Court Advocate Mrs Monika Arora and cricketer Gautam Gambhir underlined importance of Indian Nationalism for Indian youth. Gambhir said, “we should feel proud to respect our national flag, and our country and the army which provides us the freedom we enjoy.” The programme concluded with acknowledgement of the moral bravery and steadfastness of the families of Kargil martyrs.

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