Indian Navy at Mumbai Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas
On 20 & 21 July 2019, the Material Organisation and INS Trata of Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command set up Pavilions at the Phoenix Mall, Kurla and High Street Phoenix Mall, Lower Parel respectively to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
The Pavilion at Kurla consisted of an artistic Tableau of Warships in the Arabian Sea which was developed in-house by Material Organisation (Mumbai) Technical Staff. Large number of visitors witnessed the in-house artwork and took pictures of the traditional Sand Art (Rangoli) which depicted Portraits of Kargil War Heroes.
At Lower Parel, the event was depicted through various posters and motivational movies. Naval band regaled the audience by playing a mix of martial and popular tunes to bring up the nationalistic fervour amongst the audience with an added attention to young populace. In addition, opportunity was also provided to people present to take selfies as part of carrying back the memories of the event. Towards this, "Selfie Points" were rigged up depicting Kargil's Hilly Terrain, a Medium Machine Gun Model inside a Bunker, shoulder launched missiles etc.
The Pavilions generated a lot of footfalls in the Malls despite inclement weather conditions. The Indian Navy's personnel on duty interacted with the Visitors and apprised them about the critical role that Indian Navy played during the Conflict. They also guided interested personnel about the different entries for Officers and Sailors into the Indian Navy by distributing Brochures and Posters about the Indian Navy.