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Assam Rifles commemorates Kargil Vijay Diwas

IT News
Imphal, July 23,

In an event to commemorate 20th anniversary of Kargil War (Operation Vijay) celebrated at various locations of the state under command IGAR (South) on 22nd July 2019.      

Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles organised an ‘Awareness Programme on Kargil War’ at Emanuel English Academy, Yaingangpokpi. The event commenced with a motivational talk on the Kargil War. The event also included a weapon and equipment display organised for the students showcasing the valour of the Indian Armed Forces. The youth were fascinated seeing the display and showed tremendous inquisitiveness regarding the technical knowhow of the weapons and equipment. The exhilaration and exuberance of the youth was visible during the interaction wherein various queries of the students were answered. A display gallery was also laid out at the venue showcasing the Kargil War by various audio-visual scenes, photographs, battle arrays etc. Over 600 students enthusiastically filled the message boards with their appreciation and love for the Indian Armed Forces. Students were seemingly encouraged to join the forces and take selfies with Graffiti, soldiers, weapons and equipment. The students were captivated after witnessing the event and hearing the glorious history of the Kargil War. They were highly motivated to join the Forces and serve the motherland. The event concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.
In an event to commemorate 20th anniversary of Kargil War, Shangshak Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles organized a wreath laying ceremony at Shangshak War Memorial. The war memorial service was organised to pay homage to our brave hearts of Operation Vijay who laid down their lives for the country. Shangshak Battalion organised a wreath laying ceremony followed by guard of honour at Shangshak War memorial. The officers and soldiers of Shangshak Battalion including the Commandant laid wreaths at the memorial. The memorial is located atop village Shangshak and the ceremony was attended by civil and military dignitaries including war veterans. The event was the first in a series of activities planned across the week in Ukhrul and Kamjong districts to commemorate Kargil Divas.      
Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles celebrated 20th year of Kargil War (Operation Vijay) with a veteran meet at Bongyang post which was attended by 10 veterans. To commemorate the Kargil war week long events are planned which includes a veteran meet, motivational lectures to share the stories of gallant battles fought at snow capped mountains of Kargil and screening of documentaries on Kargil war at various Schools and Colleges in Chandel district.      

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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