Health Walk Marks Commencement of Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebrations at Eastern Naval Command
Over 2,000 naval personnel and their families participated in a Health Walk to commence Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations at Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on 13 July 2019. The Health Walk which commenced from INS Circars was flagged off by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, FOC-in-C ENC and covered a distance of 6 kilometre on the Dolphin Hill road at Visakhapatnam.
A series of events have been planned by Indian Navy over the next two weeks to mark the 20th anniversary of the 'Kargil Vijay Diwas'. In addition to the Health Walk held on 13 July 2019, the activities at ENC include Wreath Laying Ceremony at ‘Victory at Sea’ War Memorial on the Beach Road, Visakhapatnam, Josh Runs, Cyclothon, Band performance at prominent public places, Coastal Security Awareness Campaigns along with Interaction Programmes with fishing community and organised visits to ships, submarines and Air Stations by School Children which a theme of 'Know Your Armed Forces'. Competitions are also planned for students in naval schools which include debate, painting, poetry recitation and dramatics with patriotic fervour as part of the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on 26 Jul by the Nation to honour the Bravehearts who laid down their lives during the 'Operation Vijay'. This year marks the 20th anniversary of victory in 'Operation Vijay', popularly known as the 'Kargil War'.