Last Year, at JNU or Jawaharlal Nehru University, for controversy it was at the centre for alleged anti-India slogans last year, was filled with a patriotic spirit on Sunday 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' to mark the sacrifices of Indian soldiers in the 1999 war as the varsity observed.
Along with the kin of Kargil martyrs and members of Veterans India it started with the JNU faculty and students also, a body of ex-servicemen, at the Wall of Heroes paying tributes, with a 2,200-feet-long tricolour holding a march - located in JNU's convention centre where 21 portraits of Param Vir Chakra awardees are exhibited.
By the army band the programme also witnessed a performance. At the event, women family members of soldiers who died fighting in the Kargil war were felicitated.
As “historic”termed the programme, and said by M Jagadesh Kumar Vice Chancellor of JNU as it was an important day to remember the sacrifices made by the Army and other security forces for the country.
The varsity has asked union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and VK Singh said by the Vice Chancellor, who were present at the function, to help them (JNU) procure an army tank
"At a prominent place in JNU, I request General VK singh to help us procure an army tank so that we can place it. Thousands of students will be remined about the great sacrifices & valour of our Indian Army if there will be presence of the tanks," Mr Jagadesh Kumar said.
The nation's treacherous borders with Pakistan in extremely inhospitable weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir how Indian soldiers guard, Veterans India's Maj Gen GD Bakshi spoke.