On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath felicitated the families of the martyrs of Kargil War here, saying that because of these brave soldiers, the population of 136 crores felt safe. On this occasion, the chief minister paid floral tributes to the martyrs of Kargil War by offering them flowers at the Kargil Shaheed Smriti Vatika.
Saluting the Kargil martyrs, the chief minister said that due to the vigilance, alertness, devotion and sacrifice of the brave soldiers the people of the country were safe. “That is why it is said that a soldier sacrifices his life so that we can live in peace,” he added.
The chief minister said that the day was an occasion of pride and dignity for all because this day the Indian army proved its might in front of the world. Expressing condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers, the chief minister assured them that the state government would always stand by them.
“Our ways of worship can be different, our food can be different, lifestyle may be different, language may be different, but our religion is one and that religion is love thy Nation,” he said.
Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the proposal to establish 100 new Sainik Schools in the new budget of the Central government, the chief minister said that the process of opening a new Sainik School at the divisional level had started in UP.
On this occasion, the chief minister honoured the families of martyred soldiers of Lucknow. He honoured the families of Param Vir Chakra winner Captain Manoj Pandey, Major Ritesh Sharma, Rifleman Sunil Jung. He also released a book ‘Veerta aur Samman’.
On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Dinesh Sharma, Urban Development Minister Ashutosh Tandon, Jal Shakti Minister Dr Mahendra Singh, local MLA Suresh Tiwari, Lucknow Mayor. Sanyukta Bhatia and officials and members of martyr families, soldiers and other dignitaries were present.