India's Gallantry Awardees Convention held at Chandigarh- 9-11 Mar 2013
Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC (Retd)Secretary General
The War Decorated India
A very successful Triennial National Convention-cum-Reunion of the War Decorated India was held at Chandigarh from 9th to 11 March.
More than 200 awardees and their families participated in full spirits. We felt honoured to have among us Air Marshal Randhir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VM, H/Capt Ishwer Singh, VrC & H/Sub Surjan Singh, VrC – all 90 years plus.
Brig Narinder Singh, MVC skillfully managed the whole programme and under his able guidance his team put up a very creditable show. Punjab Rattan Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM, Brig Baljit Singh Gill, VrC, VSM & Col Gurjeet Singh Bajwa, VrC , SC helped his organise the show.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Parkash Singh Badal, General Bikram Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC & Hon’ble Col Dhani Ram Shandil (Retd) Minister for Defence Services Welfare, Himachal Pradesh also addressed the Convention of different occasions.
A new Executive Committee was also elected with Lt Gen Gurbaksh Singh Sihota, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VM, MID (Retd) as President at its head.