“Patriotism is a vital virtue which must be deep rooted in young minds.”
Every year on 26th July, India celebrates Kargil Victory Diwas to respect and show gratitude to the brave Indian soldiers of Indian Army who sacrificed their lives to keep India safe and secure. The day is celebrated against the victory of Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay against the infiltrating Pakistani troops.
Kargil Victory Day was celebrated at APS Mathura on 26th July,2019 with patriotic zeal and fervour. It was a matter of pride for us that Honorable Maj. Gen. U Suresh Kumar, COS APS Mathura Cantt visited the Junior Wing on this special occasion to inspire the students for a patriotic cause. To commemorate this special day, on 26th July, 2019, students of APS Mathura conducted a special assembly to pay their heartfelt homage to the martyrs of Indian Army, BSF and other troops who sacrificed their lives and won the war of Kargil. On this occasion, Gajraj of XII-Sc recited a poem to pay tribute to the Indian Armed Forces whereas Kashish of XI Humanities delivered a speech throwing light on the importance of the day. ‘AE Watan’ ,the group song mesmerized the audience and also a patriotic poem presented by Mr. Dharamdas, PGT (Hindi) had reminded everybody the stories of the Indian soldiers’ courage and passion.Also a group dance was performed by Senior students on how our soldiers bravely fight in the Wars disregard of freezing temperature and scorching heat. It was followed by the planting of tree saplings in the school premises. On this memorable day, Class IX students along with their teachers visited the ‘War Memorial’ in Mathura wherein Col. Verma briefed them about the place. It offered a remarkable learning experience for the children to know about the bravery and the sacrifice of our great Indian soldiers.
The program ended with the National Anthem and the day was celebrated to instill ‘sense of respect’ among students for our forces that safe guard the country from internal and external exigencies.They all are our heroes, each and every one of them. Let’s salute those heroes of the Kargil war.