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Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019-Celebrating 20th Anniversary


This year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of victory in “Operation Vijay” which is known as “Kargil War”. On 26th July 1999, India got success after 60 days of war and took charge at the high outpost of Kargil which was lost to Pakistan intruders and 27th July is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas. The operation name was Vijay and after the success, it was named to  “Kargil Vijay Diwas”.

Indian Army has planned the number of events in Delhi and Dras in Jammu & Kashmir. The anniversary celebration will begin on 25th July at Delhi and ends on 27th July in Kargil War Memorial, Dras.  

To commemorate 20th anniversary a solemn ceremony was organized, in which the Chief of the Army “General Bipin Rawat” released a “Kargil Tribute Song” to honour, salute and pay homage to the Kargil Martyrs and war veterans. Below are few lines of the song

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मेरी मिट्टी की संतानों,

 कारगिल के वीर जवानों।

मेरी आन के वीर,

 मेरी शान के वीर,

 तूने हँस के दे दी अपनी जान,

 तुझे भूलेगा ना हिन्दुस्तान।।

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on 26th July to honour Kargil War Heroes who sacrificed their lives for our country.

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The 20th anniversary of the victory of Operation Vijay is celebrated with a theme “Remember, Rejoice and Renew”The Army Official said that – “We Remember our heroes by revisiting their sacrifices which instills pride and respect. We Rejoice by celebrating the victory in Kargil and Renew our resolve to safeguard the honour of the tricolor”.

National Capital, Delhi will begin there from 14th July with the illumination of “Victory Flame” from the National War Memorial which will traverse through the 11 cities and towns and finally end Dras where the flame will merge with the “Eternal Flame” at Kargil War Memorial”.

To pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of the soldiers there will a Kargil Victory Run for the sacrifice of our Army Bravehearts scheduled on 22 July In Delhi. The starting point will be Vijay Chawk and will end at India Gate from 6:30AM to 7:30AM.

The main objective of this celebration is to recall the feeling of nationalism and patriotism through a nationwide campaign and especially among our youth to pay homage to our brave soldiers.

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The events also include expeditions by units at super high altitude which participated in Kargil War to their respective battlefields such as Tololing, Tiger Hill, Pt. 4875 and special NCC cadets from various states and Union territories of our country.

Leh region will also participate in this event and Essay, Drawing competitions are being organized for school children. Also, T-20 Cricket Championship is being organized in Ladakh region in the NDS Memorial which is situated at 11,500 ft.

Slogans

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink… It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty and freedom… It is the history of our nation, And it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it….”

Salute to our Tiranga…

Let’s Salute the Bravehearts of our Indian Army

Swikriti Dandotia

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