Post Date: 25 Jul, 2019

Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
25th July 2019
This Independence Day (15th August 2019), a replica of KARGIL WAR MEMORIAL in Dras, Ladakh, dedicated to the memory of brave martyrs of Indian Army, will greet Punekars at the Main Gate of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune

Maj.Gen.R V Singh, VSM, MG Army Supply Corps (ASC), Southern Command, today inaugurated the Memorial on the eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas (26th July 2019).

Like other re-creations in previous years, this one too has been conceptualized by FTII's inhouse Dept. of Art Direction and Production Design.FTII has worked closely with Kashmir-based Chinar Corps by organising nearly 10 short courses in the Valley with the support of Indian Army. On this momentous occasion, FTII joins the country and Indian Army in the celebrations.

Major General Raj Vijayendra Singh, VSM was commissioned in the Army Service Corps in 1985. The General Officer joined HQ Southern Command as MG ASC in 2016 from Integrated HQ of MoD (Army). 

The setting up of Kargil War Memorial real-life
replica is in line with FTII's biannual re-creation of monuments of national importance in the Campus to mark Republic Day and Independence Day------Amritsar's JALLIANWALA BAUG (Independence Day 2016); Andaman's CELLULAR JAIL (Republic Day 2017) ; Delhi's INDIA GATE WAR   MEMORIAL (Independence Day 2017) Kanyakumari's SWAMI VIVEKANANDA ROCK MEMORIAL (Republic Day 2018); Ahmedabad's Sabarmati Ashram HRIDAY KUNJ (Independence Day 2018) and Delhi's RAJ GHAT (Republic Day 2019) .

The monument  will be on public display till 26th August, 2019.