AWARDEE OF RAJASTHAN INAUGURATED
Jodhpur, A memorial in honour and remembrance of Late Hav Chhog Singh, Vir Chakra of the Rajputana Rifles was inaugurated on his first death anniversary at Dhadhu Village, Tehsil - Phalodi of Jodhpur District on 11 Apr 2015, in presence of a large gathering of Military & Civil dignitaries and Ex-Servicemen of Jodhpur.
On this solemn occasion, a wreath was laid by Station Commander of Pokhran Military Station on behalf of Lieutenant General Bobby Mathews, AVSM, VSM, General Officer Commanding, Konark Corps and the Indian Army Ceremonial Guard & Pipe Band were in attendance.
Late Hav Chhog Singh, Vir Chakra (11 Jul 1912-11 Apr 2014) resident of Dhadhu Village was enrolled in Rajputana Rifles on 11 Jul 1939 and later posted to 2nd Battalion, The Rajputana Rifles. Pre-Independence, this gallant soldier took active part in Second World War and served in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran and Iraq.
During the Indo-Pak War-1948, his unit was deployed in Nausera - Rajouri Sector of Jammu & Kashmir. On 12 May 1948, while capturing the Point 3005, the valiant action and indomitable spirit of Hav Chhog Singh, even after having been badly injured, became a motivation for his peers. For his courageous act and selfless service he was awarded Vir Chakra on 26 Jan 1950 by the first President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad. He was the first awardee of Vir Chakra in Rajasthan state. This brave soldier served the motherland for 21 years and hung his uniform on 01 Jan 1960. Following the family traditions of patriotism, his three sons dedicated their life for motherland and served in the Indian Army.The memorial has been built by his family in his honour, to inspire the Generation Next.