Pangode Military Station in this city organised a performance by artist “Da Vinci” Suresh on Tuesday by erecting an underwater painting of the late Captain Vikram Batra, Param Vir Chakra, as part of the festivities for Kargil Vijay Diwas. According to a statement from the defence ministry, the event was planned by the Indian Army in collaboration with Bond Water Sports Pvt Ltd’s dive squad to honour Kargil Vijay Diwas.
According to the URF World Records (Universal Records Forum), the largest underwater picture of Captain Batra produced at Pangode Military Station was recognised. The URF officials presented the World Record certificate during the occasion. The Station Commander of Pangode Military Station, who was the chief guest of the event, presented a memento to the artist and team of Bond Water Sports Pvt Ltd, according to the release, which also noted that a military band display was organised as part of the event. The artist used tiles to create the unique 1,500 sq ft underwater installation, which took eight hours to complete.
On this occasion, the Station Commander also visited the Pangode War Memorial to lay a wreath in honour of the Kargil war soldiers. Every year on July 26, the nation celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas to mark its victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War of 1999.