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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: PA Nk Ghama Oraon, VrC

Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1991

While operating as the leading scout of a subsidiary column forming part of the operation Silver Fish conducted to search-and destroy militants in the dense jungles of Rugam, Sri Lanka, on 4 August, 1989, Sepoy Ghama Oraon encountered four militants armed with lethal weapons. The young and brave soldier stood his ground and displaying a high degree of sharp reflexes under most challenging conditions fatally shot two dreaded militants. Braving intense retaliatory fire by the remaining two militants, Sepoy Oraon displayed courage beyond expectation and grievously wounded them. The injured militants also later succumbed to their injuries. In this act of bravery, Sepoy Ghama Oraon displayed exceptional initiative and indomitable courage in complete disregard of his personal safety. Sepoy Ghama Oraon displayed conspicuous courage and valour in the face of the militants.

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