ITANAGAR: Along with the rest of the country, Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday observed the 21st 'Kargil Vijay Diwas', while abiding by social distancing and counter-COVID protocol in a befitting manner at Raj Bhavan, here.
Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra along with Deputy Chief Minister chowna Mein and others, laid wreath and offered floral tribute to the Kargil War heroes at the Amar Jawan cenotaph, while participating in the celebration. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor recalled the valour and sacrifices of Kargil war heroes and their sense of duty towards the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, a Raj Bhawan comminique informed.
Special mention was made of Naik Digendra Kumar of 2 Rajputana Rifles, who led the assault for recapturing of crucial Tololing Top in the Kargil War. The Governor said that the credit of the Kargil victory goes to every soldier who fought in Kargil war with full preparedness to make supreme sacrifice for the safety and security of the Nation.
Dr Mishra called upon the people not to forget the sacrifice of the gallant soldiers. He said that it is the duty of every citizen to stand with the soldiers guarding the borders. He said that for the welfare of the people these soldiers are putting up with terrain, climate, privation and logistic adversities, away from their family and cool comfort of home. "We have to stand by them," he stressed. The State's Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein, in his speech, said that the thoughts, prayers and good wishes of the people of Arunachal Pradesh are always with the 527 families of the Kargil war heroes who laid down their lives in the line of duty to protect our country's territorial integrity.
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