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First Param Veer Chakra recipient

Major Som Nath Sharma, PVC (1923-1947) was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to him reads: CITATION Maj Somnath Sharma 4 KUMANON (IC-521) On 3 November 1947, Major Somnath Sharma’s… Continue Reading →

Birdman of India

  Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (12 November 1896 – 20 June 1987)was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Sometimes referred to as the “birdman of India”, Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and… Continue Reading →

Cheti chand-Thanks giving day

Cheti Chand  is an important festival celebrated as New Year’s Day by Sindhi people of India and Pakistan. It is also celebrated by the Sindhi diaspora around the world. According to the Hindu calendar, it is the second day of… Continue Reading →

Sher-e-punjab

Ranjit Singh was born on Nov. 13, 1780 at Gujranwala. He was named Ranjit Singh by his father Mahan Singh. Ranjit singh had his first taste of battle, when he was hardly ten years old. It was Sahib Singh bhangi… Continue Reading →

Koh-i-Noor

The Koh-i-Noor (Persian for Mountain of Light; also spelled Koh-i-Nûr and Kooh-è Noor) is a large, colourless diamond that was found near the city of Guntur, India, possibly in the 13th century. It weighed 793 carats (158.6 g) uncut and… Continue Reading →

Indian spy

In 1986 during the Mizo National Front insurgency where Laldenga’s army was holding the Indian state to ransom, an Indian spy penetrated the Mizo National Army and won over six of the seven closest aides of Laldenga. The core of… Continue Reading →

Gilli Danda

Gilli-Danda is an amateur sport played in the rural areas and small towns all over Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as Cambodia, Turkey and Italy. The game is played with two sticks: a large one called a… Continue Reading →

Sam Bahadur

Field Marshal Shamsherji Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, MC (4 April 1914 – 27 June 2008), popularly known as Sam Bahadur (“Sam the Brave”), was an Indian military leader who was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the… Continue Reading →

National blind cricket team

The India blind cricket team is a national blind cricket team of India. Team India is run and organised by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) which is affiliated with the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC). The… Continue Reading →

Vijay Diwas

Vijay Diwas is commemorated every 16 December in India as it marks its military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, who were alliance of Bangladesh Mukti Bahini . The end of the war also resulted… Continue Reading →

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