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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: ‘Surgical Strike’ day was celebrated by Universities and Colleges in order to mark the second anniversary of the Indian Army’s strike at terror pods across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The Institutions were advised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to observe that specific day.

While Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) organized a series of long-day events, Jamia Millia Islamia had a two-day “gala” to celebrate the “surgical strike” day. Even though the colleges across the Delhi University organized their individual programmes, the university administration also held a talk session by retired army officers and defence experts on the strike.

With the help of all the Delhi University’s colleges that includes, SGTB Khalsa College, Ramjas College, Lady Shri Ram College, Hansraj College and Aryabhatta College, parades and demonstrations were conducted by the NCC cadets.

At JNU, amid cheers of “bharat mata ki jai”, Major General (retired) Gagandeep Bakshi said, “The surgical strike was just a glimpse of what we can do. It was just to give them an idea that they (Pakistan) cannot kill our soldiers and get away with it… I wish more such strikes should take place in the future and it should not stop with one… The blood of over 80,000 Indian soldiers who died in the ‘asymmetric wars’ that Pakistan raged against us from time to time should not go in vain.”