Kargil Vijay Diwas: Recounting the peak of Indian military victory 20 years ago

On this day in 1999, the Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, formally came to an end, with Indian soldiers successfully recapturing mountain heights.

Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Observed the Kargil Vijay Diwas at the College Campus.

Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is celebrated in India on 26 July. On this date in 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan. The Kargil War was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July and resulted in loss of life on both the sides. The war ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year to honor the heroes of Kargil War. This day is celebrated in the Kargil-Dras sector and the national capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyothi at India Gate every year. Functions are also organized all over the country to commemorate the contributions of the armed forces. A great display of Kargil battle was performed by our NCC cadets and students in the quadrangle. It was indeed touching and an emotional scene to witness the sacrifices made by the soldiers of Indian army.

After the entire act, Rev.Fr Josekutty and Fr. Augustine George paid homage to the brave soldiers who died fighting for our country.

This quote forever will remain in the hearts of every Indian,

“It is my nature to be kind, gentle and humane, but remember when it comes to the matter of protecting my nation and people, fear me! I am the strongest, one who is powerful and relentless”. JAI HIND

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