• Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

INDIAN ARMY’S TRIBUTE TO 25 YEARS OF KARGIL VICTORY & INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF THE GUNNERS

A pan India Motorcycle Expedition is being conducted to celebrate the Rajat Jayanti of the Indian Army’s scintillating victory in the Kargil War. The spirit of the expedition is to pay tribute to the bravery of our soldiers ,highlight the stellar role of Indian Army in Kargil war & to honour the bravehearts who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The expedition christened as Delta-5 Motorcycle Expedition reached Guwahati on 13 June 2024.

On the Eastern Route, Delta-5 Expedition which commenced from Dinjan, will traverse 4000 Kms after passing through eight states & union territories and conclude at Drass. The team was flagged in by Brig Ajit Borah,VSM, Group Commander NCC Headquarters, Guwahati on 13 June 2024 and further flagged off by Maj Gen PS Joshi, Officer Commanding, 51 Sub Area on 15 June 2024. A group of NCC students witnessed the ceremony and interacted with the riders.

In an apt recognition of their selfless service to the Nation, the expedition team carried out ‘Interaction & Felicitation Ceremony’ for Veer Naris, War Veterans & Next of Kin of the brave hearts who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. A total of NOK of three Gallantry award winners and three Kargil Martyrs attended the flagging off event. Father of Capt Jintu Gogoi, VrC and mother of Gnr Uddhab Das graced the audience with their presence. Capt Jintu Gogoi, VrC is the first Assamese in Indian Army who sacrificed supreme in Kargil War. The expedition while commemorating the victory in icy heights of Kargil also aims at educating school children, NCC cadets & citizens of India about the valour of soldiers during Kargil war.

 

 

Captain Jintu Gogoi was posthumously awarded the Vir Chakra, India’s third highest wartime military decoration, for his courage and bravery in combat during operations in the Kargil War in 1999.

Assam government posthumously awarded the state’s highest bravery award Bir Chilarai Award in 2008.In honour of Martyr Jintu Gogoi, JOYA GOGOI COLLEGE of Golaghat, from where Gogoi studied his pre-university, named the library as a mark of respect to the Kargil Martyr Captain. The Indian Army organizes Captain Jintu Gogoi, VrC Memorial Football Tournament every year.Jintu Gogoi is the first Assamese in Indian Army who sacrificed supreme in Kargil War.

 

(With Inputs from Defence PRO, Guwahati)
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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