Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles and Indian Armed Forces Successfully Conclude the Third Edition of Kargil Vijay Diwas Ride

Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles and Indian Armed Forces
Third Edition of Kargil Vijay Diwas Ride
  • This year, the 24th Kargil Vijay Diwas is being organized by the Naga regiment of the Indian Army
  • The convoy constituted 24 riders, with a combination of veterans, officers, and soldiers from the Indian Armed Forces
  • Flagged off on 2nd July 2023 from Kohima, Nagaland, the Kargil Vijay Diwas Ride witnessed a remarkable journey spanning 3,620 kilometers
  • This expedition marks the third consecutive year of Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles associating with the Indian Army to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas

INDIA: Continuing its #ForeverHeroes Initiative, Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles, in partnership with the Indian Armed Forces, takes immense pride in announcing the successful completion of yet another edition of the Kargil Vijay Diwas Ride. The expedition aimed at commemorating the valor and sacrifices of our armed forces during the Kargil War 24 years ago, and to pay tribute to the resolute spirit of our brave hearts who laid down their lives while protecting the nation. This year, the Kargil Vijay Diwas Ride was undertaken by the Naga regiment of the Indian Army. The theme of the expedition was ‘First Breath to Last’, connecting the birthplace of the Naga soldiers, to the place they breathed their last in the war of 1999.

Flagged off on 2nd July 2023 from Kohima, Nagaland, the convoy of 24 riders, consisting of veterans, officers, and soldiers from the Indian Armed Forces, displayed exemplary unity and camaraderie throughout the expedition. As a symbolic representation of the theme, and a tribute to our fallen heroes, the riders took with them soil from the land of the Nagas – ‘sacred soil’ – and undertook a remarkable journey spanning over 3,620 kilometers, traversing through challenging terrains, major military establishments, and revered war memorials.

The ride culminated at the Kargil War Memorial in Dras, Kargil, where the riders of the Naga regiment handed over the sacred soil to GOC 8 Division, Maj Gen Sachin Malik. A ceremony was held in honor of the fallen heroes who fought valiantly for the nation. The riders paid their respects and laid wreaths, symbolizing their gratitude and reverence for their comrades who made the ultimate sacrifice.

As part of the expedition, the riders traveled across various key cities across the country, including Dimapur, Guwahati, Siliguri, Danapur, Varanasi, Lucknow, Delhi NCR, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Dras, to experience the rich history and cultural heritage, the cities had to offer. In Guwahati and Chandigarh, the riders were felicitated and welcomed at the Jawa Yezdi dealerships.

Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles and Indian Armed Forces
Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles and Indian Armed Forces @ the Third Edition of Kargil Vijay Diwas Ride

Classic Legends’ CEO, Mr. Ashish Singh Joshi, expressed immense pride as the company celebrates its ongoing partnership with the Indian Armed Forces on the momentous occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, and here is what he had to say, “Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles firmly believes in upholding a deep respect for the selfless sacrifice made by our men and women in uniform, who ensure the safety, security, and strength of our great nation. With a family background of military service, I recognize and appreciate the bravery of our soldiers and also the unwavering support, spirit, and sacrifices made by their families who stand steadfastly behind them with courage and resilience amidst challenges and uncertainties.

Over the years, we have consistently extended our support to numerous causes in close coordination with the armed forces, successfully fostering crucial awareness among the masses. This year, our partnership holds special significance as we honor the valiant efforts and supreme sacrifice of the Naga Regiment during the Kargil conflict in 1999. We are privileged to facilitate a remarkable contingent of the Naga Regiment, equipping them with Jawa and Yezdi motorcycles for a ride to the Kargil War Memorial in Dras, an honor we deeply cherish. Additionally, our enduring alliance with the Indian Armed Forces further solidifies our commitment to this noble cause. Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles recognizes the paramount importance of the Ladakh region and acknowledges the pivotal role played by the army as its guardians.

Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles’ participation in the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations strengthens the brand’s #ForeverHeroes initiative.

About #ForeverHeroes Initiative:

The #ForeverHeroes initiative was conceived by Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles to inculcate a sense of gratitude towards the Armed Forces. Right from its early phase, the company has been developing a culture of values to appreciate their efforts and sacrifice that help keep the country safe, peaceful & prosperous. In 2019, the company formally announced this initiative to contribute to the cause of the welfare of Armed Forces personnel and their next of kin. The key happenings under this initiative are:

  • Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles raised a sum of INR 1.49 crore by auctioning 13 motorcycles from its first batch of production motorcycles, contributing the proceeds of the auction to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund. The handover was done by Jawa Yezdi Motorcycles to Kendriya Sainik Board, Ministry of Defence (Government of India) at a joint ceremony in the presence of eminent armed forces veterans, war heroes, and officers.
  • Contribution towards the building of a Community Hall at Leh’s War Hero Colony where Veer Naaris (widows of war heroes) reside with their children. War Heroes of the Ladakh Scouts regiment who fought in the Kargil War.
  • Supporting Indian Navy with motorcycles, service support, and gear for their ‘Seven Sisters Ride’ across North East India, done to highlight the Navy as a glorious career option among the youth in the region.
  • Supporting the Indian Air Force with a fleet of motorcycles and service support for their ride along the bases in South India.
  • Erecting the ‘Border Man’ statue at Wagah Border as a tribute to the BSF personnel, signifying their spirit of bravery, dedication, and sacrifice.
  • As a part of Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations this year, Jawa Motorcycles will also be making a contribution to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund for the welfare of Army personnel.

In its day-to-day functioning, the company also looks forward to facilitating interactions with its employees & customers through its network and other suitable occasions with the armed forces personnel to help build regard & respect for their contribution to the country. As a part of this, the company delivered the first few motorcycles to its customers through the hands of veterans, ex-servicemen, and serving officers.


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