The Northern Command of the Indian Army on Thursday organized a two-day motorbike rally to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas in Jammu and Kashmir, marking 22 years of victory of the Kargil War.
Lt Gen YK Joshi, General officer commanding (GOC) in C Northern Command, is main the 25 bikers from Udhampur underneath “Dhruv Kargil Ride” which can finish at Kargil War Memorial in Drass. Subedar Sanjay Kumar, a recipient of Param Vir Chakra, flagged off the Dhruv Kargil Ride.
While chatting with media on the event, Lt Gen YK Joshi mentioned that this motorbike rally is organized to recollect the fallen heroes throughout operation Vijay.
“Today, this effort of ours to arrange this motorbike rally is to recollect the fallen heroes throughout operation Vijay and likewise to revive, rekindle and invigorate the spirit of patriotism among the many youths. On July 7, I flew to “Batra prime” in Sukhoi 30MKI, that was a day when certainly one of my commander, (*22*) Vikram Batra, had laid down his life. Today, I’m endeavor this motorbike rally to recollect all of the fallen heroes who laid down their lives for the nation,” mentioned Lt Gen YK Joshi.
In a message to the youth of the nation, he mentioned it will be important for them to dream huge, to suppose huge, to do huge and to grow to be huge. “Do not observe the crushed observe, go into the unknown, make your personal path and let others observe,” he added.
He additionally assured the residents of the nation that the courageous troopers of the Indian Army will at all times stand to guard the nation.
Lt Col Abhinav Navneet informed ANI that the motorbike rally is organized in collaboration between Jawa Motorcycle Company and the Indian Army.
“This 12 months we’re have accomplished 22 years of the victory of Kargil War. This motorbike rally is organized in collaboration with Jawa Motorcycle Company and the Indian Army. We have named this rally “Dhruv Kargil Ride”, wherein 25 bikers will begin their journey from Udhampur and can conclude at Kargil War Memorial in Drass. There, we are going to supply our tribute to the courageous troopers of Kargil struggle and can increase the morale of troopers who’re posted there,” he mentioned.
Major Kajal, who participated for the primary time within the rally, mentioned it’s a privilege for her to be a part of it and to recollect the martyrs of the Kargil struggle.
“It’s a matter of honor. This is the primary time I’m related to this rally. It has been deliberate for 2 days – July 22 and 23 – ranging from Udhampur to Drass,” she mentioned.
She mentioned it’s a matter of delight to do one thing for the troopers who’ve laid down their lives within the line of obligation. “It’s a really small contribution from our aspect to recollect them and their sacrifice for the nation,” she added.
Major Vivek mentioned they may begin with 25 bikers from Udhampur and later others will be a part of them on the best way.
“I really feel proud to be part of this motorbike rally organized as a tribute to the courageous troopers of the Kargil War, who fought for the nation with out concern. We will begin with 25 bikers in Udhampur and later others will be a part of us on the best way and we will probably be 75 on the Kargil War Memorial in Drass,” he mentioned.
The Indian armed forces had defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999 within the Kargil War. Since then, the day is widely known as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” to rekindle the delight and valor of the troopers who participated in Operation Vijay. The day marks the victory of Indian troopers in recapturing the mountain heights that have been occupied by the Pakistani Army.