Kargil Vijay Diwas – 28 Jul 2021

REPORT ON KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS

Timings: 1500 – 1630 hrs 

Date: 28 JUL 2021

Venue of event: Commerce Seminar Hall 4th floor Alvas College, Moodbidri

FOREWORD

This report briefs about the Kargil Vijay Divas celebrated on 28 Jul 2021 at Alvas College Moodbidri. The NCC Cadets were educated about Kargil War history and motivated through Honorable Guests speech. The guest for the program were Hav Uday, Ex- Army, Army Supply Core (ASC), Nb/Sub Harish Ex-Army Artillery and Dr. Kurian, Principal, Alva’s Degree College.

MOTTO

The motto of the celebration was to educate NCC Cadets about the Kargil War and its history. The main motto was to remember the great soldiers of the Indian Army who shed their blood for the nation in the Kargil War. In this program 18 cadets from Air, 45 cadets from Army and 16 cadets from Navy along with their NCC officers were present.

PRECEEDINGS OF THE DAY

Kargil Vijay Diwas is commemorated every 26 July in India, to observe India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War, ousted the Pakistani Forces from their occupied positions on the mountain tops of Northern Kargil District in Ladakh in 1999. Initially, the Pakistani army denied their involvement in the war, claiming that it was caused by Kashmiri militant’s forces. However documents left behind by casualties, testimony of POWs and later statements by then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Army Chief of Army Staff Pervez Musharraf showed the involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces, led by General Ashraf Rashid.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes. This day is celebrated all over India and in national capital, New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate every year. Functions are also organized all over the country to commemorate the contributions of the Indian Armed Forces.

The celebration started with one video playback done by Alva’s journalism team. The honourable chief guests, Ex-Army men shared their experiences at the battle field and motivated the cadets. The struggles of the soldiers during Kargil War and their sacrifices for their motherland is unforgettable. Later the Ex-Army Men Hav Uday, Ex- Army, Army Supply Core (ASC), Nb/Sub Harish Ex-Army Artillery were felicitated for their bravery and service for the Nation. Army wing cadets presented mime act and small song dedicated to the soldiers. While, cadet of Air wing gave a speech about an untold story. Hence, this session was really helpful for the cadets to understand the importance of Kargil Vijay Divas.

CONCLUSION

This session was really helpful for cadets to understand the importance of Kargil Vijay Divas, and the stories narrated by the guest about their experience during Kargil war. It was an insightful session as cadets could gather a lot of information.

~~Report by Cdt Sindhu

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