KL NEWS NETWORK
Sixteen years after 1999 Kargil War, Kargil has forayed into tourism map by fast emerging as the “patriotic tourist destination” where people from all over India and even from foreign countries visit every year Kargil to “pay homage to the martyrs” and try to gain firsthand experience of the war sites of Zojjila, Drass, Tolloling, Tiger Hill, Kaksar etc. This was revealed in a function held at Kargil.
“On 6th of July during Kargil war Shaheed Sub Balbir Sijngh became the first martyr and to commemorate his sacrifice and the sacrifices of other Jawans of the regiment, Apati war memorial is established and inaugurated on 6th of July 2015,” the army said in a statement.
The statement said war memorials do help in boosting the tourism in this frontier district as every year on the eve of “Kargil vijay diwas and Kargil youma-e-fatahe, India army celebrate these days on large scale and tourist do enjoy these events and also pay homage.”
The function was attended by Ambassador Depak Vohra, the special advisor to PM Narendra Modi, who said that Government of India is keen in promoting tourism in this frontier district and within five years, the district will turn into a major tourist attraction of J&K state.
Acting chief executive councillor LAHDC Kargil Syed Abass Razvi, Ex CEC Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, officers of the India army, police and local dignitaries and villagers paid “homage to the martyrs” by lying wreath at Apati War Memorial.