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All religion prayer meeting begins at Drass in Kargil

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Kargil, June 29 (UNI) A ''Sarvadharm Pooja (all religion prayer meeting)'' today began at Drass, about 60 km from here, organised to commemorate more than 500 martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil War.

A nine-day 'Maha Yagya' would also be organised in Kargil from July 18 to mark the seventh anniversary of the 'Operation Vijay' which was launched by the Indian Army to evict intruders from the Drass sector in July 1999.

Swami Balak Yogeshwar Das launched the all religion prayer meeting at Bimbat in Drass this morning. People from different religions participated in the prayer meeting.

Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil Executive Councillor Haji Mohammad Ishaq, Councillor Haji Abdul Majeed Naqvi, SDM Drass Haji Khadim Hussain, SSP Kargil Gareeb Das, Additional Chief Secretary Rajasthan Ashok Kumar Pandey also attended the meeting.

They prayed for communial harmony in the country and also for national integration. An all religion flag was also hoisted on the occasion by the Swami.

The 'Sarvadharm Pooja' and 'Maha Yagya' was being organised by the 'Atimaha Vishnu Yagya Samiti', a religious trust warking for the promotion of communal harmony.

The 'Yagya' would be held at Tiger Hill, Batra Top, Battalik Hill and Tololing Hill which witnessed fierce fight between the Indian Army and Pakistan-sponsored intruders.

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