Odisha CM pays homage to brave soldiers on ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’
KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: The 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas is being celebrated today. The day marks India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War and remembers those who sacrificed their lives for the country. People from all walks of life are paying their tributes to the fallen heroes of the country on the occasion.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday took Twitter route to pay homage to the brave Indian soldiers who made supreme sacrifices in securing the country’s frontiers giving a befitting reply to Pakistan’s misadventure in 1999.
Tributes to the brave soldiers of India who lost their lives on line of duty at Kargil 1999. On 19th #KargilVijayDiwas, I offer homage to the brave hearts who fought with exemplary valour in victory of our Motherland. pic.twitter.com/spYmEKmZQH
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 26, 2018
On 26th July, 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. The war was fought for more than 60 days.
The three-day celebrations began on Tuesday at the Drass War Memorial in Kargil town in Jammu and Kashmir. On the first day, tributes were paid to the War Heroes by laying wreath at the memorial.
Yesterday, the veterans of the war and serving heroes shared their experiences during the war at a function. There was a briefing on Operation Vijay battles. The main function of the wreath laying ceremony will be held today.