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Run in memory of Kargil War heroes organised in Shyok village

Last Updated on May 28, 2024 at 5:48 pm

As part of the series of events organised to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, the Indian Army organised a ‘Run for Remembrance’ in the village of Shyok in Ladakh, said a defence spokesman on Tuesday.

The run was conducted with an aim to remember the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes during the Kargil War. The event, which was organised at an altitude of 14000 feet saw active participation by the locals including women and children residing in Shyok and nearby villages, truly portraying indomitable spirit and patriotism.

The run was conducted over rigorous terrain and under challenging weather conditions in the high altitude area under categories of 10 km and 5 km  with  a total  477 participants including troops of Indian Army.

 The ‘Run for Remembrance’, alongside commemorating the courage and supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers during the Kargil War, showcased the determination of the community in backing the Indian Army in all aspects. Such events will go a long way in strengthening the relationship between the Indian Army and the local populace.

The event highlighted high levels of physical fitness of the participants thereby demonstrating the ability of the human body to overcome challenging conditions. The occasion also inspired all to maintain physical fitness and consistently push their boundaries.