Srinagar, 12 Jun (CNI) : Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 Jul every year to mark our decisive victory in war fought with Pakistan in 1999 in icy hights of Dras, Kargil & Batalik sub-sectors. Our soldiers proved their mettle by gallant actions & unparalleled courage by evicting the enemy who had intruded into our territory. Along with our soldiers the support rendered by locals of these areas is praise worthy. The spirit, grit and determination displayed by locals then in 1999 is alive & can be proudly felt even today. The seeds sown then has grown deep roots & connect of civil-military cooperation has evolved & strengthened over the years.
In run up to the events of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Kargil Sentinels Brigade organized victory run for local youths to relive the saga pf courage, valour of our gallant soldiers & resolve, commitment of locals.
The victory run was attended by 100s of children from all schools of Kargil district. The josh & patriotic fervour was seen & embraced by all the locals. The guest of honour for the victory run was Mrs Dudhma Begum, wife of Late Naik Fateh Mohd, VrC, a resident of Dras who was leading section commander of a Ladakh scouts company during attack on a Pakistani Post in the western sector on 10 Dec 1971. He was awarded the Vir Chakra, posthumously for silencing a machine gun post, which was holding up the attack.
The local authorities appreciated Army’s efforts for organizing constructive activities for local youths & motivating them to achieve greater heights.