LG leads islanders in paying rich tributes to martyrs

19th Kargil Vijay Diwas observed
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Port Blair
26 Jul 2017

The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof Jagdish Mukhi today led the Islanders in paying rich tributes to the Kargil martyrs who gallantly laid down their lives  for the nation in the 1999 Kargil war  with Pakistan. To mark the occasion, a function was organized at the Kargil War Martyrs Memorial at Tagore Govt. College of Education, Port Blair here this morning. The Lt. Governor laid a wreath at the memorial which was followed by the Chief Secretary, Mr Anindo Majumdar, the Adhyaksh ZPSA, Mr Jaydeep Kumar Dey, the Chairperson PBMC, Mr Eswar Rao, senior officers of the defence and civil administration.The Lt. Governor also had a glimpse of the pictorial exhibition of Kargil War Heroes at the Memorial site.  Senior citizens, general public and a good gathering of trainees of the TGCE & students of GDMS also paid tributes at the memorial. Observance of two-minute silence in honour of the departed souls also formed  part of the commemoration function.
The ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ is being observed across the country to commemorate “Operation Vijay” against Pakistani  intruders and in memory of the martyrs who laid down their lives for the motherland in the Kargil war.