The programme was held at the central post office in Bengaluru on the anniversary of India’s war victory against Pakistan in Kargil.

 

Retired Air Commodore and foundation’s adviser MK Chandrashekhar and retired Colonel MB Ravindranath inaugurated the postal envelope.

 

The envelope was signed by soldier Shafiq Mohammed Khan Ghori’s wife Salma and martyr Ajit Bhandekar’s wife, Shakunthala.

 

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah paid his respects to the martyrs by giving floral tributes during the programme organised by the government.

 

The chief minister said, “This is the day to remember the 523 martyrs who fought for the country at Kargil and we are proud of the soldiers.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, MK Chandrashekhar said, "Today I have the honour of witnessing the wives of two martyrs signing the postal envelope."

 

He also said that within three months 'veeragallu' (honour stones) would be installed memory of these martyrs at the National Martyrs Memorial in Bengaluru.