Educational Institutions directed to celebrate ‘Surgical Strike Day’

Srinagar: On the direction of Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry the Directorate of School Education Kashmir has instructed educational institutions across Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate ‘Surgical Strike Day’ on September 29. The heads of all educational institutions are also instructed to submit proof of the celebrations in form of pictures and video clippings.

The event will be of three-day comprising of a wide range of activities. Students are instructed to write “creative messages” to the forces expressing their support. The schools with NCC units have been asked to organise special parades followed by motivational talks or lectures by inviting veterans and other experts from the field.

On 29 September 2016, the Indian Army said it carried out surgical strikes on seven launch pads across Line of Control (LoC) as a response to an attack on its base in the border town of Uri in north Kashmir earlier that month. At least 17 soldiers were killed and 19 others injured in a pre-dawn fidayeen attack on the Army’s base camp. All the four militants who had carried out the attack were also gunned down in the fierce gun battle that had raged on for hours when Kashmir was in the midst of a five-month-long uprising.