New Delhi: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hails Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) authorities for organising event for Kargil martyrs.
On the occasion of 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, the JNU organised a programme to commemorate India’s glorious victory and to pay homage to the Indian Army and the Kargil martyrs.
Addressing the gathering, Pradhan said, “The JNU has set an example in the country for its respect for the Indian Army. I congratulate the JNU VC for organising this kind of historic event. It is a proud day for every citizen of the country.”
“Right since Independence there have been planned efforts to limit the narratives of Freedom Struggle to a few families, events & places. Same school of thoughts prevailed when credit for Valour & Sacrifices of our Armed Forces in 1971 was given to the then Political Leadership. The display of support for the Army inside JNU campus today is a befitting answer to those who claims people join Army for their livelihood. It takes the sense of service to the nation of the level of Gen Bakshi or Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav to be a part of Indian Armed Forces. Bravery & Sacrifice can never be monetarily compensated. But Our Govt is fully committed to provide the best amenities to our Armed Forces,” said Minister Pradhan.
Besides Pradhan, General (Retired) V.K. Singh, and the Mentor of Veterans India, Major General G.D. Bakshi, and cricketer Gautam Gambhir also took part in Tiranga March. The programme was jointly organised with the Veterans India.
The Tiranga March started from JNU’s main gate and went on till the Convention Centre where more than two thousand members of the JNU community carried the 2,200-feet long Tricolour for nearly two kilometres upto the Convention Centre. Alongside the Veterans India members, 23 families of martyrs also joined the event.