STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: To express solidarity with soldiers deployed on borders in most hostile and harsh conditions and to extend support to them Fahad Mir Foundation in association with Care Nature and Environment is going to organise a Motor Rally ‘Our Army Our Pride’ from Jammu to Drass (Kargil) on 20th July, 2017.
“Besides a rendezvous with celebrities, who are joining for the cause at Kargil along with cartoonists and painters from Jammu to make the event memorable, J and K Police is also part of this event,” Chairperson Care Nature and Environment Ruchi Chouhan Khan told reporters here on Monday.
People drawn from different walks of life including members of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI), Tourism Federation of Jammu, J and K Police, artists, singers and social activists are also going to be part of this contingency that’s going to support Indian Army with sole aim of sending a message that ‘Nation stands by them if they stand for nation’, she said.
Ruchi said, “Our soldiers are guarding our borders and several of them have sacrificed their lives fighting for the nation.”
“It becomes our duty to tell them that nation stands by them and when they are deployed miles away from their families, local citizens are with them through thick and thin. These soldiers are our pride and it becomes our duty to extend all moral support to them”, Ruchi Khan said.
Giving chronological details of the events, she said that while group of members of civil society will be driving to Kargil along with bikers, celebrities like Randeep Hooda and Kailash Kher besides Tanya Mahajan, Sonali Dogra, Naresh Sharma will be performing in support of soldiers.
The rally, she said, will be flagged off from Jammu University on 18th July 2017 at 5:30 PM after an impressive musical evening.
She informed that the rally will be flagged off by Speaker Kavinder Gupta from JU for Balidan Stambh where army has planned a light and sound show to mark the occasion for the participants.
Thereafter candles will be lit and tributes paid to soldiers who had fallen for the nation in the presence of Guest of Honour Mandeep K. Bhandari, Divisional Commissioner Jammu.
The main event will be at Drass on 20th June where the main performers will have their rendezvous with soldiers guarding borders.
During their day long stay the local performers will also pay their tributes to Kargil Martyrs and show their solidarity with Indian Army.