Wreath-laying ceremonies were held at the Hut of Remembrance (Walong) and at Namti War memorial in Arunachal Pradesh Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: The 20th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas was commemorated by the Army units deployed in the intense counter-insurgency areas of upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh under the aegis of Dao Division in Walong on Thursday.

A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Hut of Remembrance (Walong) and at Namti War memorial in Arunachal Pradesh. The troops also interacted with students and paid their homage to the fallen soldiers.

Armed forces interacting with students 

After the ceremony in the memorial grounds, a motivational lecture was delivered which was followed by the screening of the movie, Heroes of Kargil War.

Meanwhile in Assam, a plethora of events marked the day. Motivational lectures were delivered on ‘Operation Vijay’ followed by interaction with students and screening of the movie LOC: Kargil. In the intense counter insurgency areas in upper Assam, students from Iris English Medium School at Kakopother, Jawarhar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Bordumsa and at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Lekhapanii Tinsukia were motivated by the series of events.

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Meanwhile, Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu tweeted: ‘करगिल विजय दिवस पर भारत माता के वीर सपूतों के शौर्य और बलिदान को कोटि-कोटि नमन। उनकी शौर्य गाथाओं से देश सदैव प्रेरणा लेता रहेगा। [On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas we honour the sons of the nation for their bravery and sacrifice. The nation will always derive inspiration from their bravery].

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal too took to Twitter to salute the brave hearts:

July 26 is a day of pride as this day commemorates the anniversary of the success of Operation Vijay in the 1999 Kargil War. This year marks the 20th anniversary of India’s victory over the Pakistani forces as the Indian Army was engaged in one of its fiercest battles to take back the high-altitude posts in the Kargil-Drass area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

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