The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed universities and higher educational institutes across the country to observe 29 September as “Surgical Strike Day” to mark the second anniversary of the Indian Army’s strike against terror cells across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The UGC has issued list of activities that universities can do to mark the occasion. Talk-sessions by ex-servicemen about sacrifices by the armed forces, special parades, visit to exhibitions and sending greeting cards to pledge their support for armed forces, are among the activities prescribed by the commission for the celebrations.
The NCC units of all universities should organise a special parade on September 29 after which the NCC commander shall address them on the modalities of protection of the borders.
A multimedia exhibition will be organised around India Gate on September 29. Similar exhibitions to be organised important cities and towns across the country.