DAV College & 13th JAK RIF (Kargil) celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas: DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh in association with 13th JAK RIF (Kargil) celebrated the Kargil Vijay Diwas on 12th July, 2019 to commemorate 20 years of Kargil War Victory.
Capt Vikram Batra, PVC (P) one among the many heros of Kargil war was a decorated officer from 13th JAK RIF (Kargil) who sacrificed his life during the war for the nation. Capt Vikarm Batra was an alumini and also a NCC Air Wing Cadet of DAV College.
The motorcycle expedition of 13th Battalion the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles on a tour from Mana Pass to Drass War Memorial reached DAV College. Chief Guest on the occasion was Maj Gen RS Mann VSM, Additional Director General, Pb,Har,HP & Chd NCC.
The guests of Honour were Ex Principal Sh. K.S.Arya, Advisor to the President, DAVMC, Sh H.R. Gandhar, Ex Principal, S. Marriya, Dr. P.M. Gaur, Director Haryana Sahitya Academy, Brig Ranjit Singh Group Commander, NCC Group HQ Chandigarh, , Col Rohit Thakur, CO 2CHD Bn NCC, Group Captain M R Pandeya, CO 1 Chd Air Sqn NCC, and Captain P S Bisht, 1 Chd Naval Unit NCC. Major Ritwick Singh and his team of bikers from the 13th JAK (Rif) Battalion came to interact with the NCC Cadets.
ANOs and Cadets from other colleges and Schools of Chandigarh and the Staff members of DAV College were also present on the occasion. Principal, Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma, in his welcome address became emotional and said, “Emotions create Nations and define integrity of the nation.
It is a very proud moment for me and I welcome all the luminaries and salute the martyrs and the soldiers. We should create a world where there is no war. DAV College has and will always keep contributing to the nation.” ADG NCC Maj Gen R.S. Mann honoured the families of the martyrs from DAV College.
Vishal Batra the twin brother of Captain Vikram Batra, Sh. Harbans Sagar, father of Major Sandeep Sagar, Sh. D. S. Sandhu, father of 2Lt Rajeev Sandhu and Mr & Mrs. J.C. Kasal, parents of Squadron Leader Sidhharth Vashisth were honoured by Major General Mann. Dr. Nandita Bali, released her book ‘Himachali Martyrs of Kargil’ on the occasion.
Major General Mann appraised the cadets about the difficult physical conditions in which the Kargil war was fought. He told the cadets that it was the National spirit which differentiated the soldiers from civilian and helped win wars.
He brought to everyone’s notice that Captain Vikram Batra was adjudged the “NCC Best Air wing Cadet” from Punjab Directorate and participated in Republic Day Camp at New Delhi. He insisted on the importance of NCC and instilling moral values in cadets. Major Ritwick Singh who is leading this expedition gave a prelude to the Kargil War and presented a movie made by the 13th JAK RIF (Kargil) Batallion on Kargil war named ‘Operation Vijay’.
The movie very lucidly explained from the making of the JAK Rif Batallion to the sequence of events during Kargil War. It describes the capture of the posts held by the enemy and the army men contributions and also the awards they won during the war.
The movie depicted how selflessly the soldiers fought without caring for their personal safety and ultimately conquered all the posts and led India to victory. It was indeed a glorious day for DAV College.