WREATH LAYING CEREMONY COMMEMORATES KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS AT FORT WILLIAM
Kolkata, 26 Jul 2023
As the nation observes the solemn occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at Fort William to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who valiantly fought and sacrificed their lives during the Kargil War. The ceremony, organized with utmost reverence, was attended by dignitaries, military personnel, veterans, and citizens who gathered to honor the indomitable spirit of our armed forces.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is commemorated every year on the 26th of July to remember the triumph of the Indian Armed Forces over the infiltrating Pakistani troops during the 1999 Kargil conflict. The conflict, which took place in the treacherous terrain of Kargil, showcased the extraordinary bravery, commitment, and sense of patriotism of our soldiers in defending the integrity of the nation.
The wreath-laying ceremony held at Fort William serves as a poignant reminder of the heroism displayed by the soldiers who fearlessly faced the enemy, battling adverse conditions and extreme odds. It was a solemn occasion to express the nation’s gratitude towards the gallant warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
During the ceremony, wreaths were laid at Vijay Smarak, Fort William by Lt Gen RP Kalita, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, and other senior officials as a mark of respect and remembrance.