Bhopal:Saturday, July 25, 2009: Minister for Home, Transport and Jail Shri Jagdish Devada will be the chief guest at the Kargil Victory Day function on July 26. The programme will be held under the aegis of Directorate Sainik Kalyan. The function will be held on the premises of Sainik Vishram Grah, Banganga crossing, Bhopal at 11.30 am. At the programme, Shri Devada will pay tributes to those who laid down their lives during the Kargil war.
Zila Sainik Kalyan Adhikari, Bhopal Wing Commander (retired) Arun Puri informed that on this occasion relatives of Shaheed Major Ajay Prasad, Shaheed Captain Devashish Sharma and Shaheed Captain Shreyansh Gandhi will be honoured. Gallantry medal winners will also be honoured.
Those parents who have commissioned their only son or all the sons in army will also be honoured on the occasion. In all, ten of such parents will be given Rs 25000 at the rate of Rs 2,500 each. An honour amount of Rs 2500 each is given every year to such parents.
Wing Commander (retired) Arun Puri has urged all the serving army personnel and ex-servicemen, widows and dependents of army men to reach the office in large number and pay their tributes to martyrs.