Indian Coast Guard Organises Walkathon and Ship Visit at Port Blair to Commemorate ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’

Port Blair, July 25: To mark the 20th anniversary of victory in ‘Operation Vijay’, the Kargil conflict -Indian Coast Guard organised a walkathon and special Community Interaction Programme at gram panchayat Wandoor on 25th Jul. A visit for school children was also organised onboard ICGS Vijit on the same day.  Kargil Vijay Diwas is the day to remember the martyrs, rejoice their sacrifices and strengthen the resolve of the armed forces to the cause of the nation. The students were given a brief on the Kargil War and the reason behind the celebration of Kargil Vijay Diwas. Towards motivating the young generation for joining armed forces 25 NCC cadets from 1 A&N INF Coy Unit, 57 children from Unmat Public school and 60 school children of Govt School Wandoor participated in the two events celebrating the completion of 20 years of resounding Indian victory at Kargil on 27th Jul 1999. During the walk around onboard Indian Coast Guard ship Vijit, various small arms and weapons held onboard were displayed for the students. Gemini (rubberised inflatable boat)  operation was also showcased for the children by ship’s Boarding Party. The visit ended with a short movie on Indian Coast Guard to give children an insight into the roles of Indian Coast Guard in safeguarding the vast Indian Ocean Region. The students interacted with ship’s staff to give them exposure on a career in the Indian Coast Guard and life onboard Coast Guard ships. The participation by NCC cadets, school children and local populace are indicative of pride they take in remembering the sacrifices of great Kargil warriors who fought valiantly and laid their lives in defending the nation.


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