GUWAHATI: The Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated by the Directorate of Sainik Welfare, Assam at the State War Memorial at Dighali Pukhuri here on Sunday. Floral wreaths were laid and tributes were paid to all the Kargil War martyrs and brave personnel, who 21 years ago, in the best tradition of Indian Armed Forces had won the most difficult war and pushed out Pakistani intruders.
According to a press release, this programme is celebrated every year on 26 July by the Directorate which is attended by all defence veterans residing in Guwahati, social organizations, students and people of the city. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year only a few staff members were present at the monument. Indian Air Force also conducted a band display on the occasion to pay tribute to the martyrs and the brave soldiers. It was followed by candle lighting at the War Memorial in the evening, the release said.
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