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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: Capt Sivasankara Pillai Surendra Nath, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971

On 16 December 1971, Captain S.F! Surendra Nath was the regiment medical officer with a battalion of Madras Regiment during the battle of the Basantar River in the Shakargarh Sector. While establishing a bridgehead across the Basantar the battalion suffered heavy casualties. Carrying his medical haversack, he moved from one casualty to another in utter disregard of his safety, rendering medical aid. In this process, he was hit by a splinter and succumbed to his injuries.

In this operation, Captain Surendra Nath displayed commendable courage, determination and devotion to duty.

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