SRINAGAR: Chushul is synonymous with the Battle of Rezang La fought during the Sino-India war of 1962 where troops of 13 KUMAON led by Major Shaitan Singh, Param Veer Chakra (PVC).
History was created as the battle of Rezang La is one of the few battles in the world which was fought till the last breath in defence of the motherland.
Continuing with the tradition of honouring our War Heroes, Chushul Brigade commemorated the 52nd Anniversary of the Battle of Rezang La over a period of three days from 16 to 18 November 2014.
To commemorate the epic battle at Rezang La, War Veterans of the battle along with their Next of Kin were invited and felicitated as a mark of the ultimate sacrifice made by the valiant soldiers of the Indian Army.
Local War Veterans and War Widows were also invited for the function and given due honour. The celebration started with the conduct of various game competitions namely Traditional Horse Racing, Archery followed by Volley Ball, T-20 Cricket and Cultural competition at Chushul and Tangtse. Prizes and Trophies were awarded to village teams and individual winners. Trophies were instituted by Chushul Brigade which will now be a regular event every year. A medical and veterinary camp was also organized for the villages.
The event finally ended with the grand Wreath Laying ceremony at the Battle of Rezang La War Memorial today. The event saw a large number of War Veterans, Senior Army Officers, Civil Dignitaries and locals paying tribute to the Heroes of Rezang La. War Veterans, War Widows and Ex-Servicemen were felicitated at the function. A Barakhana and Cultural programme was organized at Chushul to commemorate the historic day which saw great enthusiasm and overwhelming participation from villagers. The commemoration of 52ndAnniversary of Battle of Rezang La added yet another chapter in the history of Eastern Ladakh.
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