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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 Banwari Lal, VrC

Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 02 Dec 1971

Sepoy Banwari Lal was serving with a company of a battalion of Punjab Regiment which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy held area in the Eastern Sector. As the company was forming up, intense and accurate enemy artillery fire was brought down on it. With great presence of mind, Sepoy Banwari Lal directed his light machine gun fire on a large tree where an enemy observation post officer was hiding and killed him. Although he was seriously wounded in the fighting, he continued to support the company assault by covering the flank of the assault by his light machine gun fire till he succumbed to his injuries. In this action, Sepoy Banwari Lal displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order. 

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