1.         In commemoration of India’s 75th Independence Day Celebration under the theme “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav”, a felicitation ceremony in honour of gallantry awardees and their families was organized at Air Force Station Hindan on 14 Aug 21. The following gallantry awardees along with their family members were honoured during the event:-

            (a)       Late Major Mohit Sharma Ashok Chakra Sena Medal

            (b)       Col Tejendra Pal Tyagi Vir Chakra

2.         Mr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma & Smt Sushila Sharma, parents of late Major Mohit Sharma Ashok Chakra and Col & Mrs. TP Tyagi graced the occasion. Air Commodore Manish Kumar Gupta AVSM, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Hindan felicitated gallantry awardees and their families in the presence of Station Personnel and other invitees. Air Officer Commanding lauded the gallantry awardees for setting the highest Military Standards during the tenure of their meritorious service.  A total of 4 students who registered on GAP portal were also invited to witness the event.

3.         The awardees said they were touched and felt highly honored by the gesture extended to them.  Video clips of the wars, displaying the courage and valour of the gallantry awardees were screened for the invitees providing first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by the soldiers during 1971 war and the counter-terrorism operation in 2009 at Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.  Col TP Tyagi Vir Chakra shared his experience of 1971 war with the attendees.



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