Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Friday visited north Kashmir`s Baramulla district and participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Sikh War Memorial on the commemoration of the Infantry Day.
The Governor laid the wreath at Sikh War Memorial, on
Srinagar-Muzafarabad road, 50 km from here, and also paid
homage at Mohammad Maqbool Sherwani Memorial.
Army had landed in the Kashmir Valley on this day in 1947
to fight off thousands of Pakistani tribals who had managed to
reach Baramulla district.
In Baramulla, Governor was received by General Officer
Commanding (GOC) strategic 15 Corps Lt Gen S A Hasnain and GOC
19 Infantry Division Maj Gen Bipin Rawat.
The functions were organised by the army to commemorate
the sacrifices made by jawans while fighting the Pakistani
raiders in 1947.
Vohra lauded the bravery of the officers and soldiers of
the Army in guarding the territory of the country with
devotion and commitment.
The Governor also presented mementos to the civilians and
retired soldiers, some of whom had been involved in fighting
the Pakistani raiders.