Remembering the sacrifices and valour of heroes of the Kargil war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said their bravery motivates the country every day.
"We remember their sacrifices. We remember their valour. Today, on Kargil Vijay Diwas we pay homage to all those who lost their lives in Kargil protecting our nation. Their bravery motivates us every single day," tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the countrymen to salute the brave hearts of Kargil on July 26, when the nation will mark Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Hailing the Indian armed forces, the PM said that the Kargil war is a symbol of valour and discipline of our security forces which the entire world has witnessed. He said that India will celebrate this day as 'Amrut Mahotsav'.
"Monday is Kargil Vijay Diwas. Kargil war is a symbol of valour and discipline of our armed forces which the entire world has witnessed. I would like you to read the thrilling story of Kargil on Kargil Vijay Diwas. Let us all salute the brave hearts of Kargil," said the PM on his 79th edition of the monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat.
"The day will be celebrated as Amrut Mahotsav. That's why it becomes even more special," he added.
The PM further appealed to all citizens to take part in the events being held across the nation as part of the Amrut Mahotsav, which is being celebrated to mark the 75th Independence Day of India on August 15, 2022.
Amrut Mahotsav, which is being celebrated as a 'people's movement' by the Government of India, will be managed by a national implementation committee which will be headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The country will be celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the 'Kargil Vijay Diwas'.
The Indian Armed Forces had defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999. Since then, the day is celebrated as 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' to rekindle the pride and valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday too paid tributes to the heroes of the 1999 Kargil War, recalling their valour and sacrifice.
"On Kargil Vijay Diwas, I join the nation in remembering our armed forces' saga of valour & gallantry. I salute the heroes of the Kargil war & Operation Vijay and pay my respectful homage to the martyrs for their supreme sacrifice," the Vice President Secretariat tweeted, quoting Naidu.
"The nation will remain forever grateful to them & their families," the vice president said.
-- With inputs from PTI