Tributes to Kargil martyrs

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014,15:47 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Five hundred and twenty five soldiers who attained martyrdom while fighting against intruders at Kargil along India-Pakistan will be commemorated befittingly at the  15th anniversary function here on July 26.    Talking to reporters here Kerala Col, N R R Varma Raja, President, Kerala State Ex-Services League Kozhikode district committee, organizing the function said 527 lamps will be lit around Mananchira Square in the city to pay tributes to 527 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation.    Kozhikode Mayor Prof A K Premajam would inaugurate, he said.    Prior to that a seminar would be held in the Town Hall as part of the function, he said adding former Mayor Thottathil Ravindran, City Police Commissioner A V George, Brig (Retd) Gangadharan, AVSM, among others, would attend.