Jai Hind. The programme for celebrations of Kargil Diwas in NCR, being organised by IESM, is given in the email below.Be a good soldier and join the celebrations with family and friends. We look forward to your valuable support. Vande Matram
In service of Indian Military Veterans
Sent: 09 July 2011 15:49
Subject: Kargil Divas - Noida/ NCR KARGIL VIJAY DIVAS : 26 JULY 2011 Kargil Divas falls on 26 July. It is the day when the entire area captured treacherously in Ladakh by Pakistan in 1999, was fully cleared by some very dogged and ferocious actions, fought by our valiant soldiers, led 'from the front' in true Indian Army ethos, by Officers.The tenacity and courage with which Indian Army units precariously negotiated the razor edged mountain ridges in darkness, for day light spelt doom from the machine gun swept mountain slopes bereft of vegetation, is testimony to the leadership, training and professionalism of the best army in the world. Truly, Tenacity in Adversity.
Amongst all military actions fought since independence, this was not only the longest, but the ferociousness brought about the maximum casualties. 527 personnel died. 1363 were seriously injured. Four PVCs- the Bravest of the Brave, were awarded, two posthumously. Nine MVCs were awarded, six posthumously. The Indian Ex Servicemen Movement (IESM), commemorates the valour of the Indian soldiers each year, on Kargil Divas by India wide participatory activities. As the soldier is primarily a son of the soil, a national asset and not just a member of the Defence services, we believe that such commemoration of valor has to move beyond cantonments and largely involve the citizenry. Related events therefore are planned with such participation in mind.Following events are planned this year.
Details later. All are requested to participate in large numbers. For any queries, please feel free to contact me. Thanks.
With Warm Regards,
Col RP Chaturvedi, IESM