‘Kargil Vijay Divas’ is celebrated on 26 July to pay tribute to all Kargil Heroes who sacrificed their lives in Kargil War and Operation Vijay, to secure a heroic victory for India against the clever Pakistani troops on this date in 1999.
As it is 20 Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Divas, India took to their social handle to salute and pay respect to Kargil martyrs and the war veterans. The first ones to tweet were President of India-Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President of India-Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister-Narendra Modi, Defence Minister- Rajnath Singh, Union Minister- Prakash Javadekar, Major D P Singh and Lt General-Syed Ata Hasnain. Check it out here:
On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999.
We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned.
Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 26, 2019
On Kargil Vijay Diwas, I pay my respects to the brave soldiers of Indian Army who made ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to protect our nation. I salute all the heroes of the Kargil war and Operation Vijay who secured a valiant victory on July 26, 1999. #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/996Vge002j
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) July 26, 2019
During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers.
This was the time when I was working for my Party in J&K as well as Himachal Pradesh.
The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable. pic.twitter.com/E5QUgHlTDS
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2019
Paid homage to martyred soldiers at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on the occasion of 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. Their unwavering courage and supreme sacrifice ensured the safety and sanctity of our borders. pic.twitter.com/YLkDpz8iE3
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 26, 2019
कारगिल विजय दिवस पर मां भारती के सभी वीर सपूतों का मैं हृदय से वंदन करता हूं। यह दिवस हमें अपने सैनिकों के साहस, शौर्य और समर्पण की याद दिलाता है। इस अवसर पर उन पराक्रमी योद्धाओं को मेरी विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि, जिन्होंने मातृभूमि की रक्षा में अपना सर्वस्व न्योछावर कर दिया। जय हिंद! pic.twitter.com/f7cpUFLO9o
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2019
On the 20th anniv of #KargilVijayDiwas, we salute the #Bravehearts, the men & women in uniform who served & sacrificed in #KargilWar 1999. Our deepest respect and gratitude to the families of the Braves who laid down their lives #ServingOurNation. pic.twitter.com/uK0ju4iqjZ
— Flags Of Honour (@FlagsOfHonour) July 26, 2019
An almost forgotten #IndianBrave, gone a long time ago.#LestWeForgetIndia🇮🇳 Lt Ribhu Saxena, 22 RAJPUT, made the supreme sacrifice #OnThisDay 25 July 2004, in Jammu and Kashmir.
His service and memory remains forever. pic.twitter.com/SA0n5lzc89
— LestWeForgetIndia🇮🇳 (@LestWeForgetIN) July 25, 2019
Apart from them, there were also a few Bollywood stars who took a step ahead and showed gratitude.
Vicky Kaushal took to his Instagram handle sharing one of his stills from his patriotic film titled ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ which will be re-released today. He writes, “Happy and honoured to share that our Film #UriTheSurgicalStrike will be re-released only for today, July 26th, to commemorate ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. It will be screened for free in 500 theatres across Maharashtra. Extremely thankful to the Maharashtra State Government for their support and encouragement to this initiative by @rsvpmovies.Jai Hind 🇮🇳”.
The Indian musician Ravi Shankar also took to twitter handle tweeting, “On #KargilVijayDiwas, I salute the brave heroes of our armed forces who defended the nation and led us to victory.”
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) July 26, 2019
Among these, how can we forget Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar who has done maximum patriotic films to pay tribute to Indian soldiers. The actor shared a video on his Instagram handle where some Army men are seen singing the song ‘Teri Mitti’, from his devoted film ‘Kesari’. He captioned the video saying, “Came across this heart-warming video which made my day. When your small tribute reaches the people it’s meant for…what more can you ask for? A million salutes to our #BharatKeVeer”.
In another post Akshay Kumar shares a picture of himself carrying a book titled ‘India’s Most Fearless 2”. He writes, “I’m not much into books, but today as we pay tribute to our brave martyrs on 20 years of #KargilVijayDiwas, I’ve picked up #IndiasMostFearless 2 by #ShivAroor&#RahulSingh . May we never forget our soldiers whose courage and heroism lets us live in peace, day after day”.
The actor is currently busy promoting his upcoming space-drama film titled ‘Mission Mangal’ which will showcase the real-life story of Indian women scientists who launch a successful space mission. Yesterday, the filmmakers released the first song from the film titled ‘Dil Mein Mars Hai’. Watch the song here:
We salute all Indian soldiers for their bravery. Happy Kargil Vijay Divas. Jai Hind!