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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 Dal Bahadur Gurung, VrC

Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971

Havildar Dal Bahadur Gurung was Platoon Havildar of a platoon of Gorkha Rifles, which was ordered to capture enemy 3-inch mortars and an anti-tank gun. Havildar Gurung, with a section went for the anti-tank gun. In spite of heavy fire, he led his section and not only captured the anti-tank gun but also silenced the light machine gun by a crawling up to it and killing the

In this action, Havildar Gurung displayed gallantry and leadership of a high order.

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