Army Commemorates Kargil Vijay Diwas at Drass
The 19th Anniversary commemoration of the KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS culminated in Drass on July 26, 2018. A solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Kargil War Memorial was led by Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command. Gallantry award winners, Next of Kin of the martyrs, Veer Naris, senior army officers and civil dignitaries also paid tributes to the martyrs. This was followed by a pledge taken by all Service personnel at the function to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the Nation.
The sombre mood at the ceremony brought home memories of the losses borne so proudly by the martyr's families. Many in the audience were moved to tears when the buglers played the poignant tune of "The Last Post" after the wreath laying.
The event was celebrated with full military decorum and solemnity. The GOC-in-C while talking to the media thanked them for participating in the event and said that the commemoration is the Army's modest homage to the martyrs and a way of remembering the contribution of the units and formations in the conflict that gave India its finest victory in recent times.
- PRO Srinagar