Vijay Diwas celebrations kick-start in
Drass: The elaborate celebrations to
mark the 15th anniversary of India's
victory in Kargil War, also called as
Vijay Diwas, commenced here from
today when senior officers and ex-
servicemen will remember those who
put down their lives while defending the
Though the celebrations began on July
20, the main functions will be held over
the next two days beginning today.
In the evening, a pipe band and brass
band display will be held which will be
followed by a beating retreat ceremony.
Then the army will hold a memorial
service at the Kargil War Memorial
where prayers by religious leaders will
also be held. They will be followed by
lighting of lamps.
The wreath laying ceremony for the
martyred will be held on Sunday which
will be followed by an interaction with
Last evening, the army organised a dare
devil show which enthralled the
audience who had turned up in
hundreds to witness the event.
Braving the rains, a team of Corps of
Signals called as Daredevils, who hold
17 world records, showcased different
The audiences were enthralled by the
precision and balance of the team as the
Daredevils went on with their death-