New Delhi, National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets of three Haryana Girls Battalion organised a community event at Mirzapur village in Hisar district of Haryana on July 7.
The activity involved cleaning the statue of Second Lt Hawa Singh, Vir Chakra, who was a war hero of the 1971 war. His statue, erected at his village Mirzapur, was adopted by three Haryana Girls Battalion 2020.
The event was held by NCC cadets in the presence of local villagers of the area. The event was held as a prelude to the forthcoming Kargil Diwas and it infused a great sense of patriotism among the villagers who hailed the cadets for organising it.
Second Lt Hawa Singh was commissioned in 4/5 GR (FF) in 1971. During the operations of 1971, the officer was awarded Vir Chakra (posthumously) for displaying rare courage and making supreme sacrifice for the nation.
The NCC cadets routinely organise such statue cleaning events as a mark of respect for the war heroes.