Residents of Arun Vihar township in Noida marked the 76th Republic Day on Thursday by putting in six hoardings devoted to Indian Military troopers who have been awarded the Param Vir Chakra (PVC) – the best army gallantry award in India.
The installations have been positioned at outstanding highway intersections within the township with images of the troopers and temporary particulars about their service.
Based on colonel IP Singh, president of Arun Vihar Residents’ Welfare Affiliation, two hoardings have been devoted to second lieutenant Arun Khetarpal PVC, after whom Arun Vihar township is called.
“Khetarpal was killed in motion within the Indo-Pak Warfare of 1971 in Jarpal, Barapind Shakargarh sector of Pakistan on the age of 21. His final radio message to squadron second-in command was ”No sir, I cannot abandon my tank. My gun remains to be working and I’ll get them”, after his tank was broken within the skirmish. He was awarded the PVC for his gallantry. It’s after him that Arun Vihar township has been named, so, two boards within the township have been devoted to him,” mentioned Singh.
Different troopers honoured by the hoardings embody captain Vikram Batra PVC, brigadier Hoshiar Singh PVC, main Shaitan Singh PVC, naib subedar and honorary lieutenant Bana Singh PVC and CQMH Abdul Hamid PVC.
“Over time, folks have forgotten in regards to the wars fought for the nation by Indian Military troopers. It’s to unfold consciousness amongst at present’s technology in regards to the forgotten heroes. Another excuse is that the hoardings improve our township’s magnificence,” mentioned Singh.
Arun Vihar township has 5,000 flats in sectors 28, 29 and 37. The realm has 27 wards of 200 to 350 flats every. The residents of the township comprise veterans and former servicemen of the armed forces.
Aside from the six hoardings, a big board has been devoted to subject marshal Sam Manekshaw, who was the Chief of the Military Workers in the course of the 1971 Warfare.
“This board has been put up close to the Sector 37 water tank and will probably be lit up at night time. It’s our try to remind the brand new technology in regards to the battle hero who was the important thing architect of India’s win,” mentioned Kavita Jamil, vice chairman of Arun Vihar Residents’ Welfare Affiliation.