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Celebration of Swarnim Vijay Varsh: Commemoration of 50 years of 1971 War

As a part of the ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ celebration, an event was organized at The Flying Officer Nirmal Jeet Singh Sekhon Govt Higher Secondary School, Isewal, Ludhiana, wherein a bust of Late Flying Officer Nirmal Jeet Singh Sekhon, Param Vir Chakra (P), was unveiled by Air Marshal BR Krishna, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Shaurya Chakra, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, Indian Air Force

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for exemplary courage and determination in defeating the enemy during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. He is the only Indian Air Force officer to be awarded the country’s highest gallantry award.

The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief interacted with 1971 war veterans and with the family members of Late Flying Officer Nirmal Jeet Singh Sekhon. The students of the Govt Higher Secondary School also participated in the event. The event culminated with an aerial display by the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team followed by the presentation of mementos to the veterans. Also, in attendance was the Indian Air Force Band, which enthralled the attendees with soulful tunes throughout the event. 

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