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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

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: Nb Sub Ganga Ram, VrC

Gazette Notification: 19 Pres 62, 26-1-62
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 13 Sep 1961

Ganga Ram was leading section of a company on an enemy position at Radio Katanga in Congo on 13 September 1961. The assault came under heavy enemy fire. Undaunted, Naik Ganga Pam charged the enemy position and with complete disregard for his personal safety rushed at one of the light machine guns. In the subsequent hand-to-hand fighting he killed the crew of the light machine gun and was himself severely wounded.

Naik Ganga Ram displayed courage, determination and leadership of a high order.

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