IIMC celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas

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New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) on Friday commemorated the 18th anniversary of Kargil Diwas by organising a patriotic song competition for schools here, an official said on Friday.

The ‘Battle of Bands — a musical tribute to our soldiers’, where six school teams competed in singing patriotic songs, was organised by SAM Workshops — a cultural arm of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS).

The not-for-profit ‘spiritual’ organisation has been associated with IIMC for a long time and has conducted several cultural programmes in the institution in the past, IIMC official Vishnupriya Pandey told IANS here.

IIMC Director-General K.G. Suresh and General G.D. Bakshi addressed the gathering before the even began, Pandey said.

However, a student from the institute told IANS that Gen. Bakshi could not attend the event and Colonal V.N. Thapar, father of Kargil martyr Captain Vijayant Thapar, addressed the gathering instead.

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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) located near the institution had in July taken out a march on its campus in memory of and tribute to the Kargil martyrs.

The event was in headlines for JNU Vice Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar’s demand for installing a decommissioned tank on the campus to instill patriotic fervour among students.

–IANS

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