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Murlidhar Devidas Amt & Captain Vijyant Thapar

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Murlidhar Devidas Amt & Captain Vijyant Thapar

Murlidhar Devidas Amt

Born: 26 December 1914

Died: 9 February 2008

Better known as Baba Amte, he was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy.

He and his wife, Sadhna Amte, had started an organization for the leprosy patients in Anandwan in 1950.

This pioneering work was started as an arogya.

He has received many awards and prizes including the Padma Vibhushan, the Dr. Ambedkar International Award, the Gandhi Peace Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the Templeton Prize and the Jamnalal Bajaj Award.

He has recieved Padma Shri in 1971.

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Captain Vijyant Thapar

Born: 26 Dec 1976

Died: 29  June 1999

An officer of the Indian Army who was posthumously awarded India’s high military honour the Vir Chakra by the president, for his audacious bravery during the Kargil War.

He pursued his dream and worked hard to get selected in IMA Dehradun. 

He was a soft hearted soul with an armour of fearless determination and love for the nation.

At the age of 22 when life was still to come he chose to battle with the enemey without any thought about himself.

He gave up his life fighting the enemy and protecting our motherland without thinking about himself. 

Considering he was only 22 years of age, this selfless act makes him a very noble soul. Fond of Music as he was, he was always playing tunes of his favorite movie “BORDER” even at the war front.

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