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Teetwal Day celebrated at LoC

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BY: Peerzada Sayeed

Teetwal: The Army’s Shakti Vijay Brigade celebrated the Teetwal Day at Shaan-e-Teetwal stadium near the Line of Control (LoC) here on Wednesday.

Teetwal day is celebrated on May 23 every year to commemorate the libration of Karnah valley from Pakistani raiders in 1948 when the town of Teetwal was recaptured by Indian Army troops, a defense spokesman said in a statement issued here.

The battle saw two brave soldiers being awarded India’s highest gallantry award the “Param Vir Chakra.”

The celebration of Teetwal Day is an annual ritual in Tangdar. The grand celebration this year spanned over ten days, during which several events – Cricket, Quiz, Volleyball and Cultural Competitions were organized, said the spokesman.

The day is observed in memory of soldiers who sacrificed their lives while fighting against raiders in 1948, he added.

“Many important civil dignitaries, including the SDM Karnah and several senior officials of the Tehsil  administration attended the celebrations along with the Army and BSF officers. The family members of the awardees were the guests of honour at the event”, officials said, adding “The show Tug of War tournament brought an enthusiastic applause from all. The locals also showcased Gatka, the martial art of the region which was followed by a cultural show by the school children,” they said.

People, from other side of the Line of Control gathered on the banks of Kishanganga river to witness the celebrations and festivities on the Indian side.

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