Wednesday, July 28, 2010

KARGIL DAY :: Madambakkam, Chennai

From: CR Sundar []
Sent: 27 July 2010 02:56
Subject: KARGIL DAY :: Madambakkam, Chennai

KARGIL DAY AT MADAMBAKKAM A public meeting to commemorate Kargil Day was organized by Lt Col CR Sundar at the Kozhippannai Bus Stop at Madambakkam. The meeting Presided over by Rear Admiral S Madhavan, AVSM, VSM was well attended by over 200 people one third of whom were ESM. Rear Admiral Madhavan in his Presidential Address spoke about the importance of observing such meetings in public so that the populace in general get to know of our deeds of valour and about our sacrifices to keep our nation safe and strong.Lt Col CR Sundar gave a detailed description of the terrain of Kargil, Batalik, Turtok and Tuloling. He describe the strategy of the Pakistanis in occupying the heights by stealth and their devious design to cut of the NH1D to Leh so that the troops in Siachin are starved of supplies. He then went on talk about the actions of the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.He talked about the unusually high casualty among officers and explained that the reason for that lay in the philosophy of the Indian Army Officer to lead from the front. “Follow Me!” is the motto of OTA, Chennai, he elucidated.He expressed the desire of the Veterans to establish a War Memorial at a disused Park on the banks of the Madambakkam Lake.Brigadier Mohan Thomas talked about the terrain and the physical hardships borne by the men who fought for those 73 days in 1999. He entreated the civilians present to make themselves familiar with the Indian Armed ForcesMr. Chromepet Santhanam, a civilian dignitary expressed deep appreciations for our Armed Forces and promised that he would take up the case for our War Memorial with the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.Mr. Dhanslal, former President of Madambakkam Panchayath paid warm tributes to the Armed Forces and promised that necessary actions would be initiated regarding our demand for a War Memorial.The meeting ended with the assemblage lighting the Kargil Candles and the singing of the National Anthem.Jai Hind. For video coverage of the meeting kindly visit and

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