‘KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS’ OBSERVED IN SAINIK SCHOOL BALACHADI
Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar observed ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ in the school campus on 26 July 2021, on the 22nd anniversary of the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay against the infiltrating Pakistani troops.
On this occasion, Gp Capt Ravinder Singh, Principal of the school laid a wreath on Shaurya Stambh - the war memorial of martyrs. On this special day, an online webinar was conducted by the NCC Coy of Sainik School Balachadi, Jamnagar under the guidance of T/O Mr Lalit Yadav, ANO, Sainik School Balachadi NCC Coy. The presentation started with a speech on short introduction on Kargil Vijay Diwas delivered by Cadet Aaradhya Astitva through video conferencing followed by a short video on Kargil War. Cadets shared about the bravery of Kargil War Heroes through role plays. Cadet Rudra Ranipa did the role act of Martyr Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC, Cadet Vishvjeet Chahal did the role act of Col Balwan Singh, Mahavir Chakra, Cadet Hrushiraj did the role act of Subedar Sanjay Kumar, PVC, Cadet Om Rajkumar did the role act of Maj Rushikesh Ramani, Sena Medal and Cadet Aaradhya Astitva did the role act of Capt Nilesh Soni.
To give the occasion an apt tribute, Cadet Vishvjeet Chahal presented a poem on Kargil Diwas and greeting cards made by the Cadets for the soldiers posted at Kargil were displayed at the venue.
The event was telecasted live to all other Cadets of the school who are not present in the school due to Covid-19 pandemic and later Principal addressed the Cadets through online mode. Total 250 Cadets attended the function.
During his address, he wished everyone Happy Kargil Vijay Diwas.
The Chief Guest highlighted the significance of Kargil Vijay Diwas and shared his views that there are no losers or winners in any war, there are just sufferers. We are not celebrating the victory by losing lives but we are celebrating the victory of courage and grit. The war is the ugliest thing imposed on humanity. He highlighted the words of Maj Gen Ian Cardozo “If you want peace be prepared for wars”, by keeping ourselves prepared we insure nobody dares to fight with us.He explained why war is fought. He said soldiers fight not because they hate who are infront of them but because they love the ones who are behind them. He told that in Sainik School Balachadi, the Cadets are being trained for the preparedness of maintaining the integrity of the country. The Chief Guest concluded his speech with the words of Maj Gen Ian Cardozo “Do what you love and love what you do”.