On the 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Bollywood celebrities come out on Twitter to honour the bravery and sacrifices of Kargil War martyrs who fought one of the fiercest battles India has ever witnessed.
On this day, in 1999, Indian Armed Forced engaged in a fatal battle with Pakistani intruders to take back the high-altitude posts that were captured by Pakistan in Operation Vijay.
The Indian men defeated the Pakistanis and hoisted the tri-colour flag to mark the iconic victory. As per the Indian Army, today’s day will be celebrated around the theme of ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’.
Actors like Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal took to Twitter to pay their respects to the honourable soldiers and men of the armed forces that sacrificed their lives for the nation during the Kargil War.
Other famous celebs like Hema Malini, Taapsee Pannu and Preity Zinta joined in the celebrations too.
Came across this heart-warming video which made my day. When your small tribute reaches the people it’s meant for…what more can you ask for? A million salutes to our #BharatKeVeer 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/MerfaGlsQk
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 25, 2019
I’m not much into books, but today as we pay tribute to our brave martyrs on 20yrs of #KargilVijayDiwas, I’ve picked up #IndiasMostFearless 2 by @ShivAroor & @rahulsinghx . May we never forget our soldiers whose courage and heroism lets us live in peace, day after day. pic.twitter.com/gI6s20MwBX
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 26, 2019
Akshay Kumar, the poster boy of patriotic movies in India shared a heart-warming video of soldiers singing ‘Teri Mitti’ song from his film ‘Kesari’ which was again a huge Box-Office success.
In another post, he urged fans to be grateful to the martyrs of Kargil War for their glorious contribution to free India.
Amitabh Bachchan also shared a clip of 20-year-old short film where he lent his voice based on Kargil War. He paid respects to the parents to send their children to the war front.
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to the brave shaheed of our Army ..
I had the honour to give my voice for this creative film .. but if ever am asked to give my blood for the nation, I will … JAI HIND 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 26, 2019
Anupam Kher tweeted that he is extremely proud of the parents and soldiers who spend their lives at the country borders so that the rest of us can sleep free.
#कारगिलविजयदिवस पर मैं सुरक्षा बलों को, उनके साहस को और उनके बलिदानो को सर झुका के नमन करता हूँ। हम सुरक्षित महसूस करें इसके लिए इनका हमारे जीवन में क्या योगदान है, हम इसका अंदाज़ा भी नहीं लगा सकते। मैं उन माता पिता को भी नमन करता हूँ जो अपने बच्चों को सीमा पे भेजते है।जय हिंद।🇮🇳
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 26, 2019
Vicky Kaushal shared a still from his Box-Office super hit ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ which will be released again in the 500 theatres across Maharashtra to commemorate the Kargil Vijay Diwas.
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) July 26, 2019
Others also joined in.
Big salute to each and every martyr who fought fearlessly and sacrificed their life for us, our safety and our nation.
Hats off to their indomitable courage and to the sacrifices of their families. We will always remain indebted 🙏
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) July 26, 2019
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 26, 2019
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 26, 2019
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) July 26, 2019
I salute the unflinching courage of our martyred soldiers & everyone who fought the Kargil War diligently, protected the nation & its people. Your sacrifices will be held in high regard & remembered today & every day. #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/PCL9RvYpR2
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 26, 2019