Monday, July 24, 2023

IndiGo's crew's special welcome for Param Vir Chakra awardee is winning over the internet

India's biggest airline IndiGo recently felicitated Kargil war hero and Param Vir Chakra awardee Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar on board one of its flights. The video was posted by IndiGo on Twitter and has been viewed over 3 lakh times in just 15 hours. In the Pune-bound flight, the captain could be seen first giving flight details and later welcomed Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar.

"Today, I standing before you today because we have a very special person onboard today. We have Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar ji, a recipient of the Param Vir Chakra," the captain announced.

The captain also shared how Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar despite gave physical injuries from the bullets of the enemy helped Indian Army capture Flat Top of Point 4875 in Mushkoh Valley during the Kargil war. The airline crew also presented a small token to the war hero.

According to Ministry of Defence website, Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar (then Rifleman), a resident of Himachal Pradesh, was awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his actions as a leading scout of the attacking column at Point 4875 in Mushkoh Valley during the Operation Vijay of 1999 Kargil war.

24/07/2023 Economic Times

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