Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate Shaurya Sthal today, CDS General Anil Chauhan will be present

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is reaching Dehradun today. Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan will also reach Doon with him. This is General Chauhan’s first Doon tour after becoming the CDS.
State Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Sainik Welfare Minister Ganesh Joshi and many senior army officers will also be present during this period. The Defense Minister will inaugurate Shaurya Sthal at Garhi Cantt-Chirdbagh. After this, Shaheed Jaswant Singh will address ex-servicemen and brave women at Maidan (formerly Mahindra Ground).

Soul of Steel Alpine Challenge also inaugurated:
Raksha Mantri will also inaugurate the Soul of Steel Alpine Challenge, a one-of-a-kind adventure sports joint initiative by the Indian Army and CLAW Global (an organization run by Special Forces veterans).
Ibex and Veteran’s oldest brigade of Indian Army’s start up Claw Global started in the year 2019. who have come together under the banner of Army Adventure Wing to organize Soul of Steel Alpine Challenge.
The Army will assist it in terms of access, clearance and contingency assistance if required. CLAW will plan and execute the operation as per the specifications laid down by the Indian Army. As per the MoU, international participants are allowed to participate in the expedition with full monitoring subject to government approval.

The oldest brigade is Ibex:
The Ibex Brigade of the Indian Army is the oldest brigade established in 1905 which is also the only independent mountain brigade. This brigade based in Joshimath is ready to protect the northern borders. The Steel Alpine Challenge will be conducted in four stages. International participants will participate in the third phase.
Participants can register themselves on the website to be launched on Saturday. Military officials say that this bold campaign will also generate employment opportunities and promote tourism in the state.

Soul of Steel will also train the participants for mountaineering in the Garhwal Himalayas. The six-member team to represent India will be selected through a series of physical and mental activities in the final phase of the campaign.

The bravery story of Devbhoomi is covered by the bravery place:
In the military history of the country, there are innumerable stories of bravery of the battle-warriors of the land of God. As a symbol of his indomitable courage and sacrifice, the foundation stone of the war memorial was laid on the initiative of former Rajya Sabha member Tarun Vijay.
He had given help of two crore rupees for this work from his fund. Not only this, all the facilities were also arranged here through the Uttarakhand War Memorial Trust constituted under his chairmanship.
The names of the soldiers of Veer Bhoomi Uttarakhand who sacrificed their lives for the country are recorded here. At the same time, for the base of the main idol of Veer Jawan, a special base stone weighing about nine and a half tons of six feet was also brought from Badrinath area.
For the purpose of attracting the young generation towards the army, a replica of Vijayant tank, fighter aircraft MiG-21 and naval warship (electric class) is also established here. The Uttarakhand War Memorial Trust has handed over the Shaurya Sthal to the Army on December 9.

Relatives of the brave martyrs paid tribute:
On the eve of the inauguration of Shaurya Sthal, the relatives of the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country paid homage to the martyrs with moist eyes. He was received by former Rajya Sabha member and founder chairman of War Memorial Tarun Vijay and Chief Executive Officer of Cantonment Board Dehradun Abhinav Singh.
Martyr Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal’s mother Saroj Dhoundiyal, Martyr Major Chitresh Bisht’s mother Rekha and father SS Bisht, Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat’s relatives with trembling hands touched the lines where the names of their sons and forefathers are inscribed on the Shaurya wall.

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