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JNU VC Wants Tank on Campus to Remind Students of Soldiers' Sacrifice

'Kargil Vijay Diwas' was marked in JNU on Sunday with JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar terming the programme "historic" and said it was an important day to remember the sacrifices made by the Army.


Updated:July 24, 2017, 11:15 AM IST

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar has asked the Union government to install a tank on campus to remind the students constantly of the valour of the Army.

Jagadesh Kumar, who was speaking on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas', said an Army tank can remind students of the sacrifices and valour of the soldiers.

PTI reported that the event started with the JNU faculty, students and kin of Kargil martyrs holding a march with a 2,200-feet-long Tricolour and paying tributes at the Wall of Heroes, located in JNU's convention centre where 21 portraits of Param Vir Chakra awardees are exhibited.

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said JNU created history by organising 'Tiranga March' and setting up Wall of Heroes. He said it as an important day to remember the sacrifices made by the Army.

"In no other country, is the Army being questioned. As India is a democracy, some powers dare to show India in poor light. May God give sUch people better sense," Pradhan said. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh was also present at the event.

"The outside forces never succeeded with their powers. They became successful only when an insider helped them out. The Indian veterans have been trying to instill the spirit of unity in every Indian heart," the former Army chief said.

He added that Indian soldiers work with the feeling that the nation is above all and there is no division within the Army on the grounds of religion, caste and community. He said the Indian Army is the best in terms of observing human rights.

(With PTI inputs)

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| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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