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U`khand to observe Kargil day as `Shaurya Diwas`

Uttarakhand government has decided to observe July 26, the Kargil victory day, as `Shaurya Diwas` and has announced a tax holiday for ex-servicemen on vehicle purchased on this day.

Updated: Jul 13, 2011, 20:31 PM IST

Dehradun: Uttarakhand government has decided
to observe July 26, the Kargil victory day, as `Shaurya Diwas`
and has announced a tax holiday for ex-servicemen on vehicle
purchased on this day.

The decisions to this effect was taken at a meeting
chaired by Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar here today, said an
official release here.

Directing the officials to prepare a detailed programme
of the two-day celebrations, Kumar said a state war memorial
would also be set up to remember soldiers who laid down their
lives for the country.

In this regard, he also asked Dehradun District
Magistrate to identify the land for the purpose.

Kumar said the government would also provide exemption
in tax to ex-servicemen on purchase of scooters and cars on
Kargil day.

PTI