New Delhi, Sep 21: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will celebrate Surgical Strike Day, varsity vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar said on Friday.
“We’ll be celebrating in JNU. JNU is very closely related to the defence forces. When our alumni go & fight for us at the borders, as a University, we must recognise their contribution”, he told media.
The development followed University Grants Commission’s (UGC) circular directing universities and colleges to observe ‘Surgical Strike Day’ on September 29.
In a circular, UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain has directed that colleges may organise special parades, speeches by ex-servicemen about the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces to mark the day.
Two years back on 29 September, the Indian Army carried out the surgical strike, 11 days after Pakistan attacked Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector in which 18 Army personnel lost thier lives.