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What is Happening

A meeting of the War Decorated Trust was held on Thursday at Chandigarh. The following Trustees were present:

  • Brig Sant Singh, MVC** (in the Chair)
  • Brig NS Sandhu, MVC
  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC

Discussion centered around passing the audited accounts for the year 2012-2013 and the Scholarship Scheme of the Trust.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Nk Birbal Ram, VrC

Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 11 Feb 1948

On 11 February 1948, Naik Birbal Ram was section commander when at 1530 hrs he was ordered to reoccupy a feature. His No 1 Bren gunner, Lance Naik Ladhu Ram, was wounded and fell down. The enemy was rushing forward and seeing the position, Naik Birbal Ram went forward where Lance Naik Ladhu Ram was lying and while trying to reach him was wounded. He cautiously applied the first field dressing, crawled forward and started firing with the Bren gun of Lance Naik Ladhu Ram.  

When the ammunition was finished he brought the gun back and in the attempt to get more ammunition was wounded again and remained there ready to fight with his bayonet, till evacuated.

In this action, Naik Birbal Ram showed great bravery. Despite being wounded, he went forward to carry out his duty with utter disregard for heavy enemy fire and personal safety. This brave act was in the best traditions of the Army. 

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