Forty Indian Deaflympians visit the National War Memorial and pay their respects to Kargil, the martyrs of Galwan


A team of 40 Deaflympians from various sports disciplines visited the National War Memorial to pay their respects to the martyrs and be inspired by a glorious war story scripted by brave soldiers of the armed forces, before departing for Brazil for the next 24th Summer Deaflympics. India’s largest player contingent of 65 Deaflympians from 11 sports will travel to Brazil for the event.

The National War Memorial being a monument to the Indian Armed Forces which holds a long tradition of inflexibility, loyalty, bravery and sacrifice in the line of duty, it is located next to the India Gate in as a heritage site among common people. Remarkably, the team showed deep interest in paying tribute to the martyrs and forming a team of two, they paid tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Kargil War and the Galwan Valley War whose names were engraved on the sacrifice circle of the monument.

Reading the quotes inscribed on the monument about different wars, athletes from different disciplines like badminton, swimming, wrestling, table tennis, lawn tennis, athletics, etc. were captivated and thrilled to learn how our ‘jawans’ made the supreme sacrifices for the beloved country. Meanwhile, the athletes were very curious about the existence of the memorial and to which their official interpreter explained to them in sign language how the memorial was conceptualized and inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February 2019 with its structure built under the shape of four chakras signifying different values ​​of armed forces. (ANI)

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