11TH NOVEMBER, 2018
(18th Anniversary of Nawang’s Supreme Sacrifice)
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the first World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on 11th November every year.
On this day, we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country and our responsibility to work for the peace they fought hard to achieve. During times of war, individual acts of heroism occur frequently only a few are ever recorded and receive official recognition.
At Lt Nawang Kapadia and other martyrs’ memorial at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, the Remembrance Day was observed today.
It is also the martyrdom day of Lieutenant Nawang Lieutenant Nawang Kapadia of the 4th Battalion, 3rd Gorkha Rifles, laid down his life while fighting terrorists in the jungles of Rajwar in the Kupwara district, Jammu and Kashmir, on November 11, 2000.
The commemorative programme was attended by Lieutenant Nawag Kapadia’parents,other martyrs’ friends and families, armed forces officers and members of Shaurya Kiran Foundation. This foundation aims to connect and provide prompt, appropriate aid to veterans, serving soldiers, and martyr’s families who are in need due to unanticipated or uncontrollable adverse conditions.
Lt Gen Ramesh V Kulkarni (retd) was one of the speakers. He is from Garhwal Rifles. Commanded Brigade on the Siachen glacier. He was GOC of Assam Rifles and Highly Decorated Colonel of the Garhwal Rifles. He honoured the martyrs and lauded for our glorious armed forces emphasising the ethos of ‘Naam,Namak and Nishan’.
Observing the Remberance day is a reminder to us, you can’t help but have pride for the sacrifices made by the members of our military forces in an effort to preserve the freedoms that we all enjoy. We can best honour them by using this day as a way to teach our youth about both the honor and courage these people displayed in the course of performing their duties.
More than 60 people including the civilians attended the programme