Chandigarh, December 4, 2008: Today, to raise awareness in general public about ‘ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY’ and to pay homage to martyrs of recent terror attacks in Mumbai, YUVSATTA AND Peace Club of KB DAV-7 organized a public function at KB DAV-7 campus.
Prominent amongst those participated in the programme included Maj. Gen. Rajesh Pant, VSM, HQ Western Command, Dr. R.K. Atri, Chief Regional Manager, New India Assurance Co. Ltd., Brig. Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, Rtd., MVC & Councillor, MC, Chandigarh, Shri P.C. Sanghi, Chairman, FOSWAC and Lt. Col. R.K. Singh, Zila Sainik Welfare Officer.
Welcoming the dignitaries Mrs. Madhu Bahl, Principal of the School said that that to honour the valiant and dead Soldiers, to salute the veterans and brave and to enhance the traditional bonds that exist between citizens of the country and the Armed Forces their School is commemorating the upcoming ‘ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY.’ (December 7 is observed every year in India as FLAG DAY).
On the occasion students of the School dressed in Army Uniforms paid their tributes to gallant soldiers of Indian Army and homage to martyrs, plus tiny-tots of ‘Saral-Ahsaas’ – a section of the School for under-privileged children danced on patriotic numbers to warm the audience with feel of nationalism.
Addressing the young students Maj. Gen. Rajesh Pant said that as Indian youth, they have to cherish and live up to the three-ideals of faithfulness, duty and sacrifice. Youngsters who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their little pleasure and even lives when ever required, are invincible. We must jointly build up our national defences on such an unshakable foundation that never again in our history shall anyone can plan another attack on us. Gen. Pant further said that youth of India are custodians of India’s national honour and the embodiment of India’s hopes and aspirations.
On the occasion Maj. Gen. Rajesh Pant, VSM, HQ Western Command presented winter dresses and study material to 350 under-privileged students of ‘Saral-Ahsaas’.
The Hero of famous battle of ‘Longewala’, Mahavir Chakra Awardee Brig. Kuldip Singh Chandpuri also addressed the students and staff of the School.