New Delhi: Remembering the sacrifices and courage of heroes of the Kargil war, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and PM Narendra Modi on Monday (July 26) paid accolades to the martyrs of Vijay Diwas.
“We remember their sacrifices. We remember their bravery. Today, on Kargil Vijay Diwas we pay respect to all those who lost their lives in Kargil shielding our country. Their bravery inspires us every single day,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also paid accolades to the heroes of the 1999 Kargil War, recalling their bravery and sacrifice.
“On Kargil Vijay Diwas, I join the country in remembering our armed forces’ saga of courage & gallantry. I salute the heroes of the Kargil War & Operation Vijay & pay my respectful homage to the martyrs for their supreme devotion. #KargilVijayDiwas,” he said in a tweet.
PM Narendra Modi on Sunday requested the countrymen to salute the brave hearts of Kargil on July 26, when the nation will follow Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Hailing the Indian armed forces, the PM said that the Kargil war is a symbol of valour and discipline of our security forces which the entire lobe has witnessed. He said that India will celebrate this day as `Amrut Mahotsav`.
“Monday is Kargil Vijay Diwas. Kargil war is a symbol of bravery and discipline of our armed forces which the entire globe has witnessed. I would like you to read the thrilling story of Kargil on Kargil Vijay Diwas. Let us all respect the valour hearts of Kargil,” said the Prime Minister on his 79th edition of the monthly radio programme `Mann ki Baat’.
“The day will be commemorated as Amrut Mahotsav. That`s why it becomes even more significant,” he added.
The PM also prayed to all citizens to take part in the occasion being held across the country as part of the Amrut Mahotsav, which is being celebrated to identify the 75th Independence Day of India on August 15, 2022.
Amrut Mahotsav, which is being celebrated as a `people`s crusade` by the Government of India, will be managed by a national implementation committee which will be led by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The country will be honoring the 22nd anniversary of the `Kargil Vijay Diwas`.The Indian armed forces had conquered Pakistan on July 26, 1999. Since then, the day is celebrated as `Kargil Vijay Diwas` to rekindle the pride and courage of the soldiers who participated in Operation Vijay.