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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: Sub Sita Ram, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971

Subedar Sita Ram was commanding a forward platoon of Grenadiers during the attack on Chakra in the Shakargarh Sector. This was well-fortified position held in strength by the enemy and covered by a minefield 800 yards in depth. During the formingup and the assault, the enemy brought down very heavy and accurate small arms and artillery fire. Undaunted by the intensity of enemy fire and the casualties among his men, Subedar Sita Ram led his men across the minefield and captured the objective after bitter fighting. Though seriously wounded, he refused to be evacuated. The enemy launched a determined counter attack and once again Subedar Sita Ram went from trench to trench inspiring his men. He was wounded again and died of injuries.

Throughout, Subedar Sita Ram displayed gallantry and leadership of a high order.

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