Martyred Soldiers commemorated on Hutatma Day – UMESL, Udaipur
In remembrance to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation, Hutatma Day was observed by Military Veterans of Udaipur and Mewad-Wagad area (UMESL) at Udaipur, on 7th December. The ceremony comprised of Flag hoisting by Veteran MWO Rao IAF, singing of the National anthem and a floral tribute to the martyred soldier by […]
The ceremony comprised of Flag hoisting by Veteran MWO Rao IAF, singing of the National anthem and a floral tribute to the martyred soldier by renowned personalities present on the occasion viz. Dr. K.C. Jain and Dr. C.K. Nagar, Veterans Brigadier Saxena, Colonel Sisodia, Colonel Acharya, Colonel Baxi, Colonel Sirajuddin, Colonel Rathore, Group Captain Shaktawat, Subedar Major Puran Singh, JWO Tailor, Havaldar Chaubisa, Havaldar Bhopal Singh. The sounding of the Last Post was followed by a one minute silence and the sounding of the Rouse Bugle Call.
Flag Day collection drive also took place on the occasion under the supervision of Colonel D.N. Sharma, Secretary Zila Sainik Board.
Param Veer Chakra holder, Late Major Shaitan Singh( 13 Kumaon) and Late CQMH Abdul Hamid, PVC (4 Grenadiers), who sacrificed their life in 1962 and 1965 respectively, were honored on this occasion.
Veteran Brigadier (Dr.) C.P. Joshi, President, Udaipur Ex-Servicemen League (UMESL) and Vice Chairman, Zilla Sainik Board informed that this is a first step taken to make this day popular all over India.
7th December was approved by the Parliament of India in 1948 to be observed as a commemoration day for soldiers who laid down their lives for the country in all past Military Operation, pre or post-independence.
This, event was attended, among others, by serving soldiers of Ekling Garh Military Station led by Brigadier R.G. Patil, the Brigade Commander and his officers, the 10 Rajasthan BN NCC cadets and school students from Vidya Bhawan and RMV Girls School. Despite sufficient notice the civil administration and public participation was conspicuous by its absence. It was also proposed to erect a War Memorial at Udaipur in memory of ‘shaheed’ soldiers of the nation.