Uttaranchal Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat today paid rich tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives while fighting against Pakistan during Kargil war. Chief Minister paid respects to fallen soldiers at the Shaheed memorial in Gandhi Park, on the occasion of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.
“The world realized the power of the Indian soldiers when they drove back the intruders across the border. Our soldiers showed the valour in the Kargil war under adverse conditions. The nation will always remember the sacrifices,” Rawat said.
Shri Rawat underlined that the State Government is committed towards the welfare of the dependents of ex-servicemen, and soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation.
Also, residents of Dehradun planted trees at Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, located near Dehradun Cantonment Cremation Ghat, where soldiers who lost their lives during the Kargil war have been cremated. They also kept a two minutes silence in memory of the fallen soldiers.
The country is celebrating the anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. The Indian armed forces had defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999. Since then, the day is celebrated as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ to rekindle the pride and valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay.
The day marks the victory of Indian soldiers in recapturing the mountain heights that had been occupied by the Pakistani Army on July 26, 1999 and this day is remembered as “Kargil Vijay Diwas”.