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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: Hony Capt Dadarao Ghodeswar, VrC

Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971

Subedar Dadarao Ghodeswar was commanding a platoon in Mahar Regiment during an attack on an enemy position in an area in the Rajasthan Sector on 12 December 1971. Although there was a 600-metre deep minefield, he led the assault and captured the objective after a fierce hand-to-hand fight. While reorganising on the objective, the enemy launched a counter-attack. With utter disregard for his safety he charged the enemy and forced him to retreat.

In this action, Subedar Dadarao Ghodeswar displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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