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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: L/Nk Ganga Ram, VrC

Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988

Lance Naik Ganga Ram was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. He was part of the assault team tasked to raid and destroy the militants' headquarters in the heart of Jaffna town on 12 October 1987. Unmindful of his personal safety, he entered the building from where the militants were launching grenades. In the ensuing hand-to-hand fight, this Non-Commissioned Officer, full of ferocity and courage, killed three militants before being overpowered. The body of Lance Naik Ganga Ram was subsequently found lying in the room with the three militants.

Lance Naik Ganga Ram displayed conspicuous courage and valiant leadership in the face of militants.

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