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PU dedicates shooting range to Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The (PU) dedicated today its state-of-the-art indoor shooting range to War hero Batra, an alumnus of the varsity.

had died fighting Pakistani forces during the war in 1999 at the age of 24. He was awarded the highest wartime gallantry award Param Vir Chakra posthumously.

Finance Minister unveiled the plaque of at the shooting range in the university, an official release said here.

Referring to the sacrifice of Captain Batra, Badal said many people come and go in this world but some people come but never leave, they become immortal.

He urged youth to take the pledge for fighting against drug addiction, bribery, poverty and unemployment.

Earlier, said it is a great honour for the university to name the shooting range as 'Capt. Batra, PVC Shooting Range'.

The VC said Capt was an alumnus of the university who stayed in the hostel number one in the campus while pursuing MA English in 1995-96 session after completing his BSc from DAV College, Chandigarh.

Rajiv Kapoor, of the 13 battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, the unit in which Capt Batra had served, complemented the government and for the noble deed of naming the shooting range after the war hero.

Capt Batra was one in a billion having three characteristics - passion for country, compassion for subordinates and common public, and bravery of the highest level, he said.

The shared the journey of Capt Batra from the "baby of to a hero of the nation".

"His bravery, sacrifice, charm, and infectious smile still nests all hearts," the added.

Vishal Batra, twin brother of Capt Batra, said he was a great inspiration for youngsters.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 17:45 IST