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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: Sub AP Sreedhara Dass, VrC

Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971

Subedar AP Sreedhara Dass was a platoon commander in a battalion of Madras Regiment occupying a defended area at Hingora Tar in the Western Sector. In the early hours of 17 December 1971, the enemy launched an attack in strength. With utter disregard for his safety, Subedar Sreedhara Dass moved from trench to trench encouraging his men to repulse the attack. Though seriously wounded, he refused to be evacuated. Half an hour later, the enemy launched another attack. As the crew of one of his light machine guns had been killed he took over the LMG and killed a number of enemy troops. During the fight he was fatally wounded. 

In this action, Subedar Sreedhara Dass displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

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