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The News Minute | November 18, 2014 | 06:35 pm ISTA few would know about the battle of Rezang La which was fought on 18th November 1962 where 114 out of 120 Indian soldiers from the 13 Kumaon gave up their lives in one battle during the Sino-Indian War. Rezang La had the drawback that an intervening feature blocked artillery operation, so that the Indian infantry had to do without artillery cover. Under the leadership of Major Shaitan Singh these courageous soldiers were able to take down 1700 Chinese soldiers. Major Shaitan Singh was later awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his actions. Every student deserves to read about epic Battle of Rezang La. Will HRD Min @smritiirani consider putting it in school text books — GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) November 18, 2014 Gaurav Sawant, Editor, Strategic Affairs, at Headlines Today took to twitter to remind his followers about this unforgettable battle. Through his tweets he also asked Union HRD minister Smriti Irani if the story about this battle could be added in texts books to be taught to the children of the country. She promptly replied through her twitter handle saying that the suggestion will be considered by the concerned bureau. We have been told that the HRD ministry called the Army PRO. A few minutes later the Additional Directorate General of Public Information, IHQ of MoD (Army) tweeted thanking Irani and Sawant. @gauravcsawant yes I will consider n forward this suggestion to concerned bureau — Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) November 18, 2014 We thank @smritiirani, @gauravcsawant for recognising the heroes of Rezang La & considering the Battle to be a part of education curriculum — ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) November 18, 2014 Now we don't know if finally the Rezang La battle will appear on textbooks, but this conversation does highlight the power of social media
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