Today, on Kargil Vijay Diwas, the whole country is remembering the valor and valor of the soldiers. In this episode, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath honored the families of 5 martyrs at Kargil Vatika in Lucknow on Monday. On this occasion, the CM said that due to the soldiers, 125 crore population of the country feels safe. May the family of martyrs never feel alone.
He said that the government would open a Sainik School at the level of each commissionerate. So that more and more people go to the army and the feeling of patriotism is awakened in them. At present 4 Sainik Schools are running in Uttar Pradesh. Work is going on on the fifth. The government is taking initiative to provide 50 lakh rupees to each martyr’s family, a job to one, a road and a memorial in his name. On this day 22 years ago, the army made the whole country proud by conquering Kargil. We salute them. The state government will always stand with the entire family of the martyr. I assure this.
Read the story of 5 brave sons of Kargil…
- Martyr Captain Manoj Pandey
Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Manoj Pandey was born in Rudha village of Sitapur district. Took education up to Intermediate from Lucknow. After that, he took military education for three years at the National Defense Academy at Khadagwasla, Poona. He was commissioned into service on 6 June 1997.
First the appointment was made in the rank of lieutenant in the 11th Rifle Company and the first deployment was in Kashmir. In his very first deployment, Manoj Pandey had killed three terrorists. After that in the Kargil war of 1999, the road to Leh was first freed from infiltrators. After that, he was martyred on 3 July 1999, showing indomitable courage and valor during the victory campaign for the capture of Khalubar peak.
- Capt Aditya Mishra
Born on 24 December 1974 in Fatima Hospital, Lucknow, Martyr Captain Aditya Mishra had his early education from the city’s Cathedral School. His father Girjashankar has also been a Major General in the army. On 8 June 1996, Captain Aditya Mishra was recruited as a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps of the Army. After that in September 1999, he was posted in Ladakh Scout. After this, when the Kargil war broke out, he reached Batalik, where he attacked the enemies to liberate the Indian post on the 17 thousand feet high peak.
Together, Rifleman Sunil Jung and Lance Naik Kewalanand Dwivedi climbed the high hills with elbows, where even breathing was difficult. Eliminated the enemies and achieved victory on the top. It was very necessary to lay wires for communication on the post, so he came down from the post. When he came to the post again, the enemy was again in possession. He was injured in the firing here. However, the post was cleared from the enemies. Veergati was attained after laying the signaling wires.
- Major Ritesh Sharma
Major Ritesh Sharma’s early education took place in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh. He was recruited into the Army in 1995, where he received his first posting under the 17 Jat Regiment in Sriganga Nagar, Rajasthan. He had come to his home in Lucknow in May 1999 after taking a leave of 15 days. Then the war was reported. Before the regiment called him, he reached duty without being called. Major Ritesh along with the unit had hoisted the tricolor on the top while taking the front from the enemies.
He was wounded while conquering the Mashkoh Valley. He was brought to the base camp and command was handed over to Captain Anuj Nayar, who was martyred in Kargil. 17 Jat Regiment was also given the title of Mashkoh Savior because of hoisting the tricolor in Mashkoh Valley. On September 25, 1999, after the Kargil war, Major Sharma had fallen into a ditch during a terrorist operation in Kupwara, after which he died during treatment in the hospital.
- Rifle Man Sunil Jung
Sunil Jung, who had made up his mind to join the army in his childhood, had joined the army at the age of just 16. Many people from Lucknow were martyred in the Kargil war. But among the brave, Sunil Jung was the youngest. Sunil Jung was a soldier of the Infantry Gorkha Rifles. Sunil’s father and grandfather were also in the army. Mother Bina Mahat gave Sunil a military dress. Rifleman Sunil Jung was ordered to reach the Kargil sector on 10 May 1999 with a contingent of his 1/11 Gorkha Rifles.
For three days in the fight, Rifleman Sunil Jung kept fighting the enemies firmly. On May 15, in a fierce gunfight, some bullets went into his chest. But he continued to attack the enemies. An enemy bullet hit Sunil in the face and exited through the back of the head. Before being martyred, Sunil Jung had detonated 25 bombs one by one on the enemy.
- Jawan Kewalanand Dwivedi
Kewalanand Dwivedi, who came to his house only four times in 9 years of service, inherited the love of the country. He left his ailing wife and went to the army. The ailing wife encouraged him and said that the borders need you more. Kewalanand Dwivedi was born on 12 June 1968 in Pithoragarh. In the battle of Kargil, while releasing the sixes of the enemies, they were moving forward when a bullet hit their chest. However, he kept on moving forward. He faced the enemies and became martyr.
The family got the news of his martyrdom on June 6, 1999. Martyr Lansanayak Kewalanand was married in 1990. At that time he was 22 years old and his wife Kamala Dwivedi was only twenty years old. He last spoke to his wife on the phone on the morning of May 30, 1999. She was scared. But, when he heard the voice from the other side, he was encouraged. Lansnayak had said that I will not back down from defending my motherland. Take care of you both sons and yourself.