Hon’ble Members, today is the twenty-fourth Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. On this day in 1999, our brave soldiers with their indomitable courage and determination drove away the infiltrators from our territory in Kargil.

Let us bow our heads in gratitude for those who were martyred in the Kargil war. Also salutations to our forces and personnel who are ever prepared to make supreme sacrifice for our nation.

Displaying exemplary courage, our valiant soldiers overcame treacherous terrain and extremely hostile weather conditions and trounced the enemy. The saga of their bravery continues to inspire and motivate us every single day to be in service of the nation.

Hon’ble Members, let us remember the supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers as we mark Kargil Vijay Diwas. This is also an occasion for us to re-dedicate ourselves to ever keep Bharat first.

On behalf of this august House and on my own, I express our heartfelt gratitude and pay glowing tributes to our soldiers. I request Members to rise in their places and observe silence as a mark of respect in the memory of our brave soldiers.