Udhampur: In a solemn ceremony to sound the bugle of celebrations of 22 years of victory of Kargil War, the Shaurya Band of Jammu & Kashmir joined Northern Command at Udhampur and presented a musical evening full of patriotism and fervour of nationalism to honour the heroes of Kargil War.
Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, the veterans of Army, the other senior officers from Headquarters Northern Command and families attended the musical evening organised under strict COVID protocols.
“Shaurya Band was formed as a result of an extensive Music Talent Hunt concert Shaurya, organised in December-January 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir by the Army to motivate & channelise the youth towards creative and positive ventures. During this talent hunt, nine boys & one girl were selected to form the Shaurya Band. Post creation of the band, the presentation at Udhampur was their debut performance through which they mesmerized the audience.
The event was also marked by the release of video of Kargil song, sung by Mr Girik Aman, a famous Punjabi singer. This song has been released to commemorate the victory during “Operation VIJAY” and reflects the might and the commitment of every soldier of Indian Armed Forces towards the cause of national security.
The event was dedicated to the memories of action during Kargil war and the name of the band itself is an ode to the gallant warriors who stood against all odds to safeguard our frontiers even to the peril of their lives.
In the end, the Army Commander Lieutenant General YK Joshi interacted with the band members and brought forth the importance of pious Kargil Vijay Diwas. He himself was testimony to the various gallant actions by Indian Army during Operation Vijay.
Then as Lieutenant Colonel, he who led his Battalion the 13th JAK RIF from the front. The Army Commander highlighted that the memory of the fallen sons of the soil are an inspiration not only for the currently deployed troops, but for the entire nation.
India and Indian Army are the mirrors through which the capability and spirit of the youth are being experienced by the entire world. Shaurya Band is a symbol of the spirit. He lauded the talented young band members who are soon going to become the torch bearers for the youth of Jammu & Kashmir in the field of music.