Reyaz Rashid

President Kovind pays tributes at Dagger War Memorial Baramulla

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Lays wreath to paid floral tributes to the soldiers

Baramulla: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday paid homage to the soldiers, who had laid their lives in Kargil War in 1999, at the Dagger War Memorial in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district after his visit to Kargil was cancelled in the morning due to bad weather.

An official said that President Kovind paid tributes to the soldiers at the Dagger War Memorial today. He said that President Kovind was accompanied by India’s Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and senior officers of the police and the civil administration.

He said that President Kovind was scheduled to visit Kargil to pay tributes to the soldiers at Kargil War Memorial, however, bad weather his visit was cancelled as the flight could not take off.

Pertinently, President Kovind is on a four-day visit to the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Meanwhile, President on his official Twitter handle informed: “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, President Kovind laid a wreath , Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir, to pay tributes to all soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defending the nation.”

He attended a function at the war memorial of army’s 19 division in Baramulla and will be leaving for Gulmarg,” said an official.

The President arrived in Srinagar on Sunday on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. He was scheduled to pay homage to the Indian armed forces for their valour during the Kargil conflict in 1999 at the Kargil War Memorial at Drass (Ladakh).

The Baramulla-Srinagar traffic was diverted on Monday morning. Traffic on Gupkar and Foreshore roads, the two approach roads to Raj Bhawan and the Nehru state guest house on the banks of Dal lake, has been diverted between July 25 and 28 as part of security measures for the President’s visit.

Earlier, the President’s trip to Drass to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas was cancelled due to bad weather in 2019.

Meanwhile, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh RK Mathur paid floral tributes at Kargil War Memorial in Drass.

On July 27, Kovind will address the 19th annual convocation of the University of Kashmir in Srinagar at Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre.“The President will be travelling back on July 28 morning,” an official said.

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