Shillong, July 27, 2019:
The 20th Anniversary of 'Kargil Vijay Diwa's was commemorated in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, as an occasion to remember the martyrs and to celebrate the country's victory in the Kargil War.
A variety of events were planned with an aim to evoke a feeling of nationalism and patriotism amongst the citizens of Meghalaya, especially the youth as also to pay homage to the valiant soldiers.
The events included motivational talks in schools and colleges, a Five Kilometer 'Run for Fun' and a band and equipment display as a 'Know Your Army' exhibition.
The celebrations also included a solemn ceremony for felicitation of the parents of Late Captain Keishing Clifford Nongrum, Mahavir Chakra (posthumous) and Late Major David Manlun. Kirti Chakra (posthumous).
A combined wreath laying ceremony was also conducted at the Rhino War Memorial, where in wreaths were laid by Air Marshal RD Mathur, AVSM, VSM, AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command and Lieutenant General Tumul Varma, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding 101 Area.
It is to be mentioned that the Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). In India, the conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargil sector.
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