As the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) marks its century festivities through different projects, the foundations graduated class keep on reviewing old recollections. More sentimentality was conjured in the personalities of the graduated class during an internet based melodic show facilitated by the 1973 Electrical Engineering bunch former student Tejinder Singh Bedi.
Talking with the Indian Express, Tejinder Singh Bedi says, The PEC had seen the visit of one of the preeminent West Indies cricketers of that time, Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell, who was the then Jamaican Senator. He reviewed, Frank Worrel was welcomed by India/BCCI as a visitor as the Windies visited India.
Evidently, the Senator in him enlivened him to visit a couple of chosen colleges/foundations and in this series he visited the generally new impending grounds of PU, other than our establishment (PEC) around mid December, 1966. Our group had quite recently beaten the Government College group of Chandigarh and [was] preparing for the following association experiences with the other solid groups and the notable collaboration and the visual meeting with Frank Worrel coordinated by then Principal, GC Khanna in his office turned into a deep rooted memory for all individuals from this group.
Of these, an uncommon, shocking success of the Punjab Universitys Cricketing Championship traces all the way back to 1966-67. Other than the difficult work of the then PEC cricket crew, what made that success potential was the choice of Bishan Singh Bedi, previous Indian cricketer, for his presentation test match, toward the West Indies-India Test Series.
Bishan Singh Bedi was the commander of Punjab University Campus Team. He is from Amritsar. He had joined the Law College in PU Campus in 1966. Bishan Paji (as he was known) turned into the chief of the PU Campus Cricket Team. I accept that the destiny of our establishments group would have been unique assuming Bishan Singh Bedi played for the PU Campus group, Bhushan Mahajan, a previous individual from PEC Cricket crew and 1969 cluster of Aeronautical Engineering, said.
Mahajan, who is as yet well known among his batchmates as Bhushi, reviewed, How satisfying for the group it was to have won the title beating the most preferred and ruling fighting groups of Hindu College, Amritsar and DAV College, Jalandhar in the semi finals and finals then, at that point! It was even more surprising that both these groups had a lot of players playing for the States Ranji Trophy group and it was no big surprise that the organization saw cricket rapture for quite a while from there on.
On Monday, November 22, 2021, President Ram Nath Kovind, who is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, introduced Gallantry Awards 2021 and Distinguished Service Decorations in Defense Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Kovind gave two Kirti Chakras, including one post mortem, one Vir Chakra Award to Indian Air Force pilot Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, who destroyed a Pakistan F-6 stream in Balakot and ten Shaurya Chakras, including two after death, to the staff of Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces during Defense Investiture Ceremony (Phase-1) at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi toward the beginning of the day of November 22, 2021.
Courage Awards have been established by the Government of India to respect the demonstrations of fortitude and penance of the officials/staff of the Armed Forces, other legally comprised powers and regular folks. President Kovind accorded the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) to Naib Subedar Sombir for killing an A++ category terrorist during an operation in Jammu and Kashmir. The award was received by Naib Subedar Sombir's wife and mother.
Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal was additionally concurred the Shaurya Chakra (post mortem). Major Dhoundiyal assumed a significant part in an activity wherein powers had killed five psychological militants and recuperated 200 kg of unstable material during the activity. Major Dhoundiyal was martyred in the February 2019 experience with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) psychological oppressors in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. The honor was gotten by Major Dhoundiyals spouse Lieutenant Nitika Kaul and mother Saroj Dhoundiyal.