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Haryana invites Nepal to be partner country for Gita Jayanti Mahotsav

Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has invited Nepal to be Partner Country for International Gita Jayanti Mahotsav scheduled to be held at Kurukshetra from 3-8 December 2019. He extended inviation to Ambassador of Nepal to India Nilamber Acharya.

About International Gita Jayanti Mahotsav

Gita Jayanti Mahotsav: It falls on Shukla Ekadashi of in Hindu Calendar month of Margashirsha. The day symbolizes birth of Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita, the sacred text of Hindus and most pious and influential scriptures of Hindu mythology. People celebrate Gita Jayanti to commemorate sacred day when Lord Krishna offered his philosophical teachings to King Arjuna during battle of Kurukshetra.

Celebration in India: For last 3 years Haryana has been celebrating Gita Jayanti Mahotsav of International Level and every year a country is invited to become a partner country for event. For 2019, Nepal is invited to be a partner country. In 2018’s celebration 18,000 students recited ‘shlokas’ of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.

The festival is a result of efforts made by Haryana for promotion of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita at a grand scale. As part of celebrations an International Seminar on Shrimad Bhagwad Gita would also be organized on December 6 and devotees and scholars from Nepal could participate in it.

Worldwide Celebrations: Many other countries have also started celebrating Gita Jayanti in their countries. Such as Mauritius organized Gita Mahotsav in February 2019, United Kingdom is organising from 7-8 August 2019 and Canada has also proposed to organize similar Mahotsav.

26 July: 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated across India on 26 July every year to remember victory of Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay in 1999 against infiltrating Pakistani troops. The year 2019, marks 20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY popularly known as Kargil War, and is being celebrated with theme- Remember, Rejoice and Renew.

About Kargil Vijay Diwas

Objective behind celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas is to evoke feeling of nationalism and patriotism through nationwide campaigns especially amongst youth and to pay homage to valiant soldiers.

Celebrations:

The annual observance of anniversary is to show respect and gratitude to brave servicemen of armed forces who laid down their lives in re-capturing all positions that were then infiltrated & seized by Pakistan Army.

It is celebrated with heavy enthusiasm and vigor by military personnel at Dras-Kargil sector and New Delhi at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.

20th Anniversary celebrations of Kargil Vijay Diwas: began in New Delhi on 14 July 2019. The Victory Flame traversed through 11 towns and cities and finally reached Dras where it was received from Major DP Singh and passed on to Param Veer Chakra awardee Yogendra Yadav and then to Chief of Indian Army Bipin Rawat to merge at Kargil War Memorial with eternal flame.

About Operation Vijay (Kargil War)

It was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place in Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along Line of Control (LOC).

It was fought for over 60 days (between May and July 1999) and ended with India regaining control of all previously held territory. In 60- day long conflict, the victory of Tiger Hill was one of the crucial achievements.

Remembrance: Operation Vijay will always be remembered for its self-imposed national strategy of restraint in keeping war limited to Kargil-Siachen Sectors (of Kashmir), strategic and tactical surprises and the way in which tri-services military strategy and plans were swiftly executed.

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