The Tricolour was hoisted (in picture) at the Batasia war memorial in Darjeeling to mark Kargil Vijay Diwas.
The day is celebrated every year on July 26 to mark India’s victory in the Kargil War of 1999.
The Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army, headquartered at Sukna, on the outskirts of Siliguri, also held a series of events on Tuesday. Schoolchildren laid wreaths at the Trishakti war memorial and visited the Trishakti Heritage Complex in Sukna.
At Bengdubi military station, schoolchildren visited the Captain Vikram Batra Motivation Hall and got an insight into the weapons and equipment of the army. Children also watched Shershaah, a film on the life of Captain Batra who lost his life in the Kargil war.
Events leading up to this day started last month in this region. Motivation lectures by Kargil war hero Subedar Mehar Singh were held in schools of Gangtok, Sikkim, on June 26 and 28. The Shaurya Utsav was held on July 16 in Sukna where Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich, the GOC of Trishakti Corps, felicitated war widows and heroes.
On July 23, saplings were planted at the Sevoke military station.
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Bengal on Tuesday reported 1,232 Covid-19 cases, 2,595 recoveries and seven deaths. Currently, the state has 21,287 active cases, according to the bulletin.
Recovery rate was 97.96 per cent and mortality rate 1.02 per cent on Tuesday. Positivity rate was 9.05 per cent on a day 13,616 samples were tested.
Since the pandemic broke out in 2020, the state has recorded 20,87,715 cases, of which 20,45,094 have made full recoveries and 21,334 have died.
So far, 76,34,790 booster doses have been administered in Bengal, with 4,32,999 on Tuesday.