Remembering the brave son of Devbhoomi on his birth anniversary.
Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, MVC was an Indian Army soldier serving in the Gadhwal Rifles who was awarded the prestigious Maha Vir Chakra posthumously as a result of his actions during the battle of Nuranang in present -day Arunanchal Pradesh, India, during the Sino- Indian War.
Chandra Singh Garhwali was a soldier in the British army and a hero of the Indian freedom struggle. He was born in Meason, Patti Chauthan, Tehsil Thalisain District Garhwal. Chandra Singh’s father’s name was Jalouth Singh Bhandari. And he was an illiterate farmer. That is why he could not educate Chandra Singh too, but Chandra Singh had learned to read and write by his own hard work. His real teacher was the rich experience that he gathered in his wide and varied travels during his service in the army and the long terms of imprisonment which he faced with care, courage and fortitude in his fight for the freedom of the country.
Madhuri Barthwal is a folk singer of Uttarakhand, India. She is the first woman to be a music composer in All India Radio. She is said to be the first female musician from Uttarakhand to become a music teacher. Padmshri Dr. Madhuri Barthwal is not just a musician or composer but she is the flag bearer of Uttarakhand's folk art, music , culture and traditions.
Vandana Katariya is an Indian field hockey player. She plays as a forward in the Indian national team. Coming from a small town of Uttarakhand to receiving Padma Shri (fourth highest civilian award) from The President of India, her journey is real inspiration.
Since the independence of India in 1947, as per the terms of the Britain- India- Nepal Tripartite Agreement, six Gorkha regiments, formerly part of the British Indian Army, became part of the Indian Army and have served ever since.
Teelu Rauteli was born in village Guraad belonging to Chaundkot, Gadhwal. Her story of bravery and pride was witnessed in the 17th century due to which she is remembered as 'Jhansi ki Rani' in history. Teelu Rauteli is the only warrior who fought 7 wars at the age of 15 to 20.