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Brands pay homage to nation’s martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas

PepsiCo also launched limited-edition cans as homage to Captain Vikram Batra

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MUMBAI: As the nation remembered the sacrifices made by the soldiers in the 1999 Kargil War, brands also came up with stirring tributes to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26 July. The historic day marks the end of the war with neighbouring Pakistan, and the success of ‘Operation Vijay’, which was launched by the Indian Army to reclaim the Kargil peaks captured by Pakistan forces.

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd

BPCL in collaboration with renowned writer and lyricist, Manoj Muntashir marked the momentous occasion by paying a tribute to our martyrs through a rousing, moving poem recited by the writer.

Going a step ahead, Bharat Petroleum also provided Fuel Station dealerships to families of 59 martyrs and Bharatgas distributorships to 32 of them to ensure continuity of a steady life ahead, despite the loss of their loved ones in the war.

PepsiCo India

The beverage brand has recently launched a set of limited-edition cans as homage to ‘SherShaah’ of Kargil, Captain Vikram Batra and many other bravehearts, who led India to victory during one of the country's harshest clashes. The cans are in hues of blue and gold featuring Pepsi’s ‘yeh dil maange more’ slogan, immortalised by Captain Batra.

The limited-edition cans also feature a QR code, through which consumers will be able to view Pepsi’s tribute to Capt. Batra. The ode is narrated by the Kargil martyr’s identical twin brother, Vishal Batra. Through the video, Batra reminisces about his life with his brother and his tale of heroism.

“22 years ago, Vikram’s powerful voice rang out over a radio and inspired patriotism in Indians of all ages as he said ‘Yeh Dil Maange More’. Today, ahead of Kargil Vijay Diwas, I am both proud and grateful that Pepsi is taking the story of his selflessness and courage across the country. It was an emotional experience for me to record the ode which is dedicated to my twin brother as it brought back many fond memories of him. I am hopeful that the story of his valour will inspire millions of Indians and remind them of the sacrifices by the brave souls who are on the border, so that we can feel safe back home”, said Batra.

“‘Yeh Dil Maange More’, a phrase that has always been synonymous with Pepsi, took on a new meaning when Capt. Batra adopted the line as his rallying cry. We are proud to honour the valour and selflessness of Capt. Batra and many other soldiers like him through the new limited-edition cans and a special heartfelt video. This Kargil Vijay Diwas, we are remembering all those brave heroes and saluting their indomitable spirit and resilience," PepsiCo India said in a press statement.

Several other brands came up with creatives to mark the day and pay homage and gratitude to the heroes, who guard our borders so we can sleep peacefully at night:

Tata Green Batteries

Cipladine

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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