Watch: Tributes to martyr Usman at Jamia on his death anniversary
A wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of Brigadier Mohammad Usman, MVC was organised today by a contingent from 50 (I) Para Brigade of the Indian Army at his memorial situated in Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard.
Several serving and retired Army officers, NCC officers and cadets attended the ceremony.
Dr Abdul Naseeb Khan, Secretary to the Vice Chancellor and Prof. Tasneem Meenai, Coordinator NCC,JMI laid the wreath at the memorial of Late Brigadier M. Usman on behalf of Jamia Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar.
Late Brigadier Mohammad Usman, also known as the savior of Naushera (Naushera ka Sher), was responsible for the recapture of Jhangar & Naushera (Jammu & Kashmir) during the 1947-48 war with Pakistan.
The gallant officer attained martyrdom on July 3, 1948 when an enemy artillery shell landed close to him in Naushera. He was laid to rest at Jamia graveyard.
Najma said many Jamia students, including girls, take part in NCC so that they in later part of their life join Army and serve the country.
Several Retired and Serving officers including Lt Gen Pushpendra Singh, SM** Col of the PARA Regiment and DG OL & SM, Brig. Rajneesh Mohan Cdr 50 (I) PARA Bde, Lt. Gen Gurbir Pal Singh, AVSM, VSM, DG NCC Delhi, Lt. Gen Velayudhan Sreehari, AVSM, SC, SM, AG’s BR DG (MP&PS), Lt Gen Subriti S Dahiya, SM VSM, Comdt NDC and Maj Gen Prashant Srivastava, AVSM, SM, Addl MS (B) attended the function and paid their tributes by laying a wreath at the Memorial of Brig. M Usman, MVC (P).