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Singing Kadam Baraye Ja, Apeejay students remembered Kargil War legends!

Apeejay Schools in Noida and Panchsheel Park pay homage to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas



Makhan Lal Chaturvedi wrote in his celebrated poem ‘Pushp ki Abhliaasha’ that a flower requests the gardener to pluck him only if he would be showered on the road through which the soldiers of the nation walk. And indeed, soldiers perform day in and day out the highest honour for the nation. They protect the nation with their very life, dedicate each and every breath towards its safety and sovereignty. Their sacrifice is of the highest order possible!

Whenever one remembers the brave martyrs of the Kargil War, one’s head bows down in respect. The nation and its citizens carry great gratitude in their hearts towards the soldiers who gave their all to protect the nation from evil clutches.

To commemorate 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas, Apeejay School, Noida students conducted a special morning assembly. A heartfelt homage was paid to the martyrs of the Indian Army who had sacrificed their lives on July 26, 1999. The students saluted the valiant heroes of the nation and drew inspiration from their patriotism and bravery.

The assembly commenced with the morning prayers, followed by the thought for the day and the daily news. Students recited patriotic poems which reverberated through the school auditorium. It was followed by a song performance in praise of the soldiers. 

This was followed by a video presentation depicting the significance of Kargil Vijay Divas as the Indian Army successfully recaptured all the military posts in Kargil. The assembly concluded with the national anthem igniting a spark in the hearts of all present.

At the same time, students from the Interact Club at Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park paid a heartfelt tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil war by organizing the event Project Kargil Vijay Diwas. 

The event was graced by Major General Sanjay Soi (Retd.), a veteran of the Indian Military Service with an experience of over 36 years, who presided over as the Chief Guest. He shared his indelible experiences at the border areas and also provided a detailed insight into the Kargil War. He infused life into his words and passionately answered all the queries which the young minds had pertaining to the Indian army. Major General touched the hearts of all students by making them sing in unison ‘Kadam Kadam Baraye Ja’ to feel the wave of patriotism surge through their hearts.

To pay homage to the valiant hearts of the nation, a soul-stirring Nukkad Natak was performed by the Interact Club students. It was followed by a vibrant interactive session, brimming with questions about the Kargil War and the role of the Indian Army. 

In addition, a poster making competition was organised for students of classes 6-8, where the students touched the heart of the chief guest with their artistic skill. A mesmerising dance performance escalated the patriotic spirit of the audience and transcended them to a higher realm. The event finally reached its culmination with the auditorium reverberating with the tunes of the national anthem.

“Kargil Diwas is the celebration of the moral victory of right over wrong. It is a historic day in Indian history when the Indian army won against all odds only through their grit, determination and perseverance. Their valour can never be forgotten. We salute the sacrifices made by our soldiers.”

-Shalini Agarwal, Vice Principal, Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]