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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: Sep Birdha Ram, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971

Sepoy Birdha Ram was a member of the crew of the recoilless gun detachment of a battalion of Rajput Regiment, which had established a roadblock behind the enemy, defences in an area in the Eastern Sector. On 15 December 1971, the enemy made determined attempts to dislodge the battalion and brought heavy machine gun and mortar fire to bear on the area in which the recoilless gun was located. A direct hit destroyed the recoilless gun position, wounding the No. 2 of the detachment. Sepoy Birdha Ram took over the recoilless gun and without any regard for his own safety, moved forward and destroyed the medium machine gun post. While moving to another position, he was hit in the chest and killed on the spot.

In this action, Sepoy Birdha Ram displayed gallantry and devotion to duty of a high order.

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