Multiples expressed gratitude and support for our brave armed forces and their families on August 15th 2018 in a ceremony organised in Mumbai. The function, organised by Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Gana Sabha and the army under GoC( Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa) recognised the families of martyrs, felicitated paraplegics and four Shaurya awards were also bestowed. The four Sri Shanmukha Shaurya Ratna awardees were:
1. Major General Somath Jha, who cycled 29 states to honour fallen soldiers
2. Captain Pradeep Arya, India's only IRS officer to be decorated with a Shaurya Chakra
3. Major Kumud Dogra, who paid her final respects to her martyred husband, Wing Commander Dushyant Vats, with a 5 day baby in her arms
4. Mr Barnana Yadgiri, a labourer's son, who gave up his IIM seat and an MNC job to join the Indian army
For their sacrifice, we remain eternally grateful.