IMPHAL, July 26: Kargil Diwas was observed at the 1st Manipur Rifles, banquet hall today. During the event Chief Minister, O. Ibobi who was the Chief Guest had stated that from next year onward, an honorary event will be observed for the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the Kargil war, 1999. He further stated that the government will also provide help to the families of the brave heroes.
In his speech, President of the event, Deputy Chief Minister, Gaikhangam has state that on July 26, 1999, the Pakistani army withdrew from the Line of Control which was a diplomatic success for the country. During the war, seven Manipuri soldiers gave up their life, stated the President. He further said that their death must be honoured during the ‘Operation Vijay Diwas’ and protect the freedom of the country.
During the event, Rajya Sainik Board gave relief to the family of the martyrs in the form of cash. Patriotic songs were performed by Bal Mukundev Government Music College, said a release.
The Kargil Diwas was also observed at the office of the Thoubal District Commissioner. According to a release of the Superintendent of Police, Imphal East, it stated that, the ceremony was attended by the Thoubal Deputy Commissioner, T. Ranjit Singh as the Chief Guest.
During the ceremony, a two minute silence was observed to pay homage to the martyrs. Speeches on the brave martyrs were presented by the people who attended the ceremony. Many District Level Officers and SDOs attended the ceremony, it said.