All-India Jat Mahasabha demands Reservation for Haryana Jats

The All-India Jat Mahasabha decided to organize a Jat Mahasammelan in Sonepat on December 27 to stair the demand of reservation for Jats in Haryana. Dharam Pal Singh Chhoth state president said that Bhajan Lal who was become chief minister in 1991 has not implemented the recommendations of Gurnam Singh Commission regarding reservation for Jats.

Maha Vir Chakra winner Lt General Khem Karan Singh

Lieutenant General Khem Karan Singh was born on 5th March, 1919 in village Badani, Rohtak district, Haryana. His father's name was Captain Bharat Singh. He did his schooling at Government High School, Jhajjar and Government High School, Delhi Cantonment. Lt Gen Singh graduated from St. Stephen College, Delhi. He took part in the Hyderabad operations under the command of Gen J N Chaudhary. During the 1962 Indo-China War, he was Commander posted at Tezpur Headquarters. When the Deputy Commissioner of Tezpur fled away, Lt Gen Singh asked the SDM to perform the duty, and helped maintain the morale of the civilians. In the 1965 Indo-Pak War he was a Brigadier commanding an Armoured Brigade in the Sialkot Sector and was awarded the MVC for his gallantry. He was promoted to the rank of Lt General during the 1971 Indo-Pak War and appointed General Officer Commanding I Corps. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1971. After 32 years of meritorious service he retired from the Indian Army to his farm in village Amarpur, Tehsil Palwal, Faridabad. He now takes a great interest in agriculture.
1965 India-Pakistan War: Brigadier K K Singh, commanded his Armoured Brigade in action in the Sialkot Sector from 6th September to 22nd September, 1965. In addition to his own Brigade, Brigadier Singh was given command of additional tank units in order to cope with the enemy tanks which were superior both in numbers and quality. The force under Brigadier Singh destroyed over 75 enemy tanks. This was possible due to his able leadership and by his being in the thick of the battle in his own tank. Brigadier K K Singh fought the battle of Phillora for three days and nights. Finally because of his superior leadership, better tactical and technical performance, the enemy forces were defeated and thrown out of this important communication centre. He was given the task of destroying as much enemy tanks and equipment as possible. Just a few days before ceasefire the enemy commanders were so demoralized that they avoided combat. Brigadier Khem Karan Singh displayed outstanding skill, high tactical ability and great devotion to duty for which he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra in September, 1965.

Param Vir Chakra winner Colonel Hoshiar Singh

Colonel Hoshiar Singh, son of Choudhary Hira Singh, was born on 05 May 1936 in village Sisana, District Sonipat, Haryana. Sisana is a big village on Rohtak - Sonipat road, about 25 km from Sonipat in Jat Family. This Jat dominated village has produced more than 250 soldiers for the Indian Army. His father was a respectable farmer and his mother Smt. Mathuri Devi, a kind-heated housewife. Col Hoshiar Singh got married to Smt Dhanno when he was still studying in the 7th class. This illustrious couple has three sons. After his schooling and one year's study at the Jat College, Rohtak, he joined the Indian Army as a soldier. He was commissioned as an officer in the Grenadiers Regiment on 30 June 1963. His first assignment as an officer was in NEFA. In the 1965 Indo-Pak war, he saw some action in the Rajasthan sector. In the Indo-Pak war of 1971, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra on 17 December, 1971. Sh. Hoshiar Singh was promoted to the rank of Colonel before he retired from the Indian Army.
The steadfastness and dauntless courage displayed by Major Hoshiar Singh were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Army, and his refusal to be evacuated despite his serious wounds was an act beyond the call of duty. He was honoured with the highest wartime gallantry medal of India, the Param Vir Chakra.
In these fierce battles, 2nd Lt Arun Khetrapal, of 17 Horse, working with 3 Grenadiers, was also awarded Param Vir Chakra posthumously. The CO of the 3 Grenadiers, Lt Col V P Airy was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra.

Maha Vir Chakra winner Captain Devinder Singh Ahlawat

Captain Devinder Singh Ahlawat was born on 4th July, 1947 at village Gochhi, Jhajjar district, Haryana in Jat Family. Gochhi village, 22 km from Rohtak, is famous for producing a very large number of officers for the Indian Army. He was the son of Lt Colonel Subha Chand, coming from a Jat family having a long history of serving in the Army. In the 1971 India-Pakistan war, he sacrificed his life for his country at the young age of 24 and was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) posthumously. He was married and left behind a son and three daughters.
Caption Devinder Singh Ahlawat had his school education in various schools, as his father got transferred from one place to another. As a student he was serious, thoughtful and almost taciturn. After studying in the Government College, Rohtak for one year, he joined the National Defense Academy (NDA). On December 15th, 1967 he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant and assigned to 10 Dogra Battalion. He graduated from the Panjab University in 1970. He acquired a reputation for alacrity, self confidence, skill and energy while posted as Adjutant of his battalion.
1971 India-Pakistan War: Captain Devinder Singh Ahlawat was leading a company of 10 Dogra on the night of 5th and 6th December, 1971, involved in the attack for the capture of Dera Baba Nanak bridgehead. His battalion had been allotted the task of capturing the east end of the bridge. The enemy defenses consisted of a series of concrete embankments having anti-tank guns and both light and heavy automatic weapons. His company came under intense fire from a concrete pill box. With complete disregard for his own safety, Captain Ahlawat charged the pill box, grabbed the red hot machine gun barrel with his right hand and threw a grenade inside. This silenced the machine gun and helped in maintaining the momentum of the attack. While the objective was over-run, Captain Devinder Singh Ahlawat lost his life in this action. His body was found with six bullet wounds, still clutching the machine gun barrel.
In this operation Captain Ahlawat lost his life, while displaying conspicuous gallantry, outstanding leadership and determination in the best traditions of the Indian Army. On 5th December, 1971, he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), for his admirable gallantry and leadership qualities.

Jat Community meeting held at Chandigarh to fight against social evils

An international jat intellectual meet was held at Chandigarh on Sunday to deliberate on issues related to contribution of jats in Issues like reservation for jats and preliminary role of khap panchayats in the society and modern India were discussed during the day-long seminar. Participants discussed various aspects of Jat society and discussed at length issues like need for propagation of the ideology of Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram, history and cultural heritage of jats, implementation of Justice Gurnam Singh Commission report, the need for a strong central organisation and construction of a jat bhawan in Delhi, removing growing unemployment, education and rural development, need for a code of conduct and eradication of social evils in the community.
The one-day seminar was organized by Jat Sabha, Chandigarh, and Federation of Jat Institutions on the eve of 128th birthday anniversary of Deen Bandhu Sir Chhotu Ram. Indian National Lok Dal secretary general Ajay Singh Chautala while addressing the seminar called for a mass campaign against the social evils and lack of education. ‘Only the light of education can eradicate darkness of social evils, injustice, discrimination and other problems in the country. The coming jat generation should be enlightened about contribution of their forefathers so that they could learn from them and implement their teachings in life,’ he said.Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal called for recognizing the biggest enemy of mankind. ‘Our biggest enemy is within us and that s falling social values,’ he added.
Rajya Sabha MP and senior jat leader from Rajasthan Gian Prakash Pilania, former UP minister Sardara Singh, president of UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Justice Pritam Pal, former Haryana DGP and president of the Jat Sabha MS Malik, MLA Sukhpal Singh Khira, former HPSC chairman DR Chaudhary and former MDU VC Brig OP Chaudhary were among other speakers.