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Mangalore: Kargil War Heroes Remembered on Vijay Divas at Martyrs Memorial
Published Date: 26 Jul, 2013 (10:48 PM)

By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean

Mangalore: Braving heavy downpour hundreds of people attended to mark the 'Kargil Vijay Divas' in patriotic spirit at Veera Yodhara Smaraka, Kadri Hills, here on July 26.

To mark the 14th anniversary of the 'Kargil Vijay Divas' a candle light vigil was organized by the Dakshina Kannada District Ex-Servicemen Association with Shasthavu Sri Bhoothanatheshwara Temple at the Veera Yodhara Smaraka, Kadri hills.

Members of Lions Club of  Valencia along with the Lions District governor Ln K C Prabhu offered flowers and lit candles on Veera Yodhara Smaraka at 7.30 p.m, as a mark of respect towards all the armed personal who have laid their lives in the defense of the nation. It was on that historic day of July 26, 1999, that 1500 soldiers were wounded and more than 500 sacrificed their lives for the nation's freedom.

Lt Colonel Nittegutthu Sharath Bhandary, Brigadier I N Rai, Wing Commander D R Belle and Kargil veterans paid their respect by lighting the candles on the martyrs Memorial. 

Speaking to Retired Brigadier I N Rai, said, "I was commanding a mountain brigade in East Sikkim. Our task was to ensure that nothing happened on the China border when the Pakistani army was attacking Kargil. If the war had escalated there was a possibility of untoward incidents on the Chinese border. Our aim was to maintain tranquility on the Indo- China border and continue to build confidence measures with our neighbouring country, and keep the morale of our troops high. We had maintained the vigilance and sanctity of the National border. We did send our regiment to Boporse that is 18 guns from our sector to the Kargil sector".

Vijayanath Shetty paid tribute to Kargil Vijay Divas in a special manner, by offering flowers and lighting the candle on the martyrs memorial. Speaking to Vijayanath said that a number of soldiers sacrificed their lives in the Kargil war and brought us victory,  we all must salute those great souls who had perished in that battle. Every year, we observe this day to mark the victory against Pakistan on July 26.

Later there was a documentary displayed on the LCD about the Kargil war.

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VN Baliga, India Jul 27, 2013
I bow my head with humility and utmost sincerity to all the martyrs.

sanghis are hell bent to divide the nation with their hatred ideology, these soldiers have sacrificed their lives for Indians that includes people from all the religions.
YASHAVANTH SHETTY, India Jul 27, 2013
Proud to have been a part of the moment although it was raining heavily.People gathered there didn't move out without the conclusion of the ceremony at the venue.'Never Say die spirit prevailed'as a respect to our Kargil warriors.Vedio with a back ground song'Ye Mere Vatan ke Logo'brought tears in everyone' eyes.We salute our Proud Jawans@ all times.We Are Proud of them.
Jai Hind.
Nelson Lewis, Bahrain Jul 26, 2013
As I have high regards for soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Indian Defence Forces, I bow my head with humility to pay my homage for the sacrifices they make for the country.

I also pay my homage to those combatants who fought vicious battle with our enemy during the Kargil crisis, including military actions in 1948, 1965 and 1971, namely Pakistan. Sadly, we have a Prime Minister, namely Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is oblivious of the sacrifices done by our jawans and when he meets the uncouth President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, he bugs him and sends the choicest mangoes and sweets.

I consider most Indian politicians as unpatriotic, corrupt and rotten to the core and a bunch of dacoits. Same is applicable to the civil servants, who compromise themselves by kissing the arses of these politicians for enriching themselves and career advances. If a civil servant or IPS officer is honest, he resigns and gets out of this totally corrupt system.

Sadly, Indians only bicker at the back, but do not tell politicians what they think of them on their faces, when they get a chance to meet them at any forum.

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