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Over 29,000 cards thanking Indian soldiers reach Kashmir

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Cards prepared by the NCC cadets from Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu reached the Northern Command of Indian Army on Tuesday (Image courtesy: Indian Army)

As many as 29,566 hand-made cards prepared by the NCC cadets from Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and themed on patriotism were received by the Indian Army's Northern Command at Udhampur on Tuesday. The cards have been made under the 'Ek Main Sau Ke Liye - Kargil Ke Veeron Ko Gujarat Ka Aabhar' campaign, thanking India's Kargil War heroes and also all the soldiers currently on duty in the region.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had flagged off the vehicle carrying these gratitude cards from his residence in Ahmedabad on July 17.

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On Tuesday, these cards were received by Lt. General YK Joshi, GOC-in-C of the Northern Command, who expressed thanks on behalf of the soldiers.  

"This is a brilliant, noble and innovative effort by the NCC cadets to inspire the soldiers deployed in the most challenging areas of the Northern Command - the Line of Control, Line of Actual Control and also in the hinterland," said General Joshi.  
 

From Udhampur, these cards are being sent to the Kargil border and also other frontline areas.  

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