The sacrifices made by the Indian troopers in have been remembered on Rezang La Day right here on Saturday.
In the Battle of Rezang La in opposition to the Chinese military on November 18 in 1962, 120 Indian troopers of the Charlie Company of 13 Kumaon Regiment defended the Rezang cross within the strategically essential location close to the Chushul airfield in Ladakh. In the motion, 114 Indian troopers misplaced their lives, whereas greater than 1, 000 Chinese troops have been additionally killed.
Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, whereas paying tribute to the martyrs, pressured on the necessity to make NCC obligatory in all colleges.
He was the chief visitor on the programme, which was organised by Suvichar, a think-tank. General (retd.) V.P. Malik was the visitor of honour.
Param Vir Chakra awardees, honorary Capt (retd) Bana Singh and Sub-Major Sanjay Kumar, have been felicitated on the event. They narrated the indomitable braveness displayed by the Indian troopers throughout the battle.
Purohit stated, “I take pleasure in saluting the troopers of Charlie Company of 13 Kumaon Regiment who fought the Chinese in opposition to all odds. It was a saga of unparalleled bravery as Major Shaitan Singh and his troopers made the supreme sacrifice, combating one of many world’s rarest ‘last man, last bullet’ battles.
“We have been listening to bravery stories of our martyrs and it’s a privilege for us to have two Param Vir Chakra awardees among us. I myself wanted to join the Indian Air Force, but due to some reason could not clear the medical test.”
He added that as we speak the defence forces are most well-equipped and likewise pressured on the truth that as a result of paucity of funds, not all colleges have NCC.
“It should be made compulsory for all students, ” the Governor stated.
Gen Malik stated it was a privilege to have the dad and mom of Capt Vikram Batra right here on the event. He recalled the importance of the Rezang La Day and stated the troopers set an instance of bravery and management for the whole world.
Stating that such bravehearts are a supply of inspiration for the whole nation, Malik stated, “It is our responsibility to remember all those who have sacrificed their lives for the nation.”