- UPES honours the family of Subedar Ajay Singh Rautela at the conclusion of the 8 th Shaheed Memorial Cricket Tournament
- UPES Promises job and education support to the sons
Dehradun: The 8th edition of the annual Shaheed Memorial cricket tournament hosted by UPES to pay tribute to the martyrs of Indian Armed Forces and financially support their families, concluded today. Commencing on 28 th December 2021, the tournament was organized to remember and support the family of Subedar Ajay Singh Rautela, who lost his life fighting for the nation at Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir in 2021.
At the presentation ceremony, Dr Sunil Rai, VC, UPES and Dr Veena Dutta, Registrar, UPES and Sharad Mehra, Chairperson, HERS presented the family of the soldier a cheque of INR 2.51 lac raised through the tournament.
Under project NAMAN, UPES has also decided to extend more support to the families of the martyrs. Besides raising money through the Shaheed Memorial tournament, UPES Vice Chancellor, Dr Sunil Rai announced that UPES will be supporting the elder son of martyr Subedar Ajay Singh Rautela’s by providing him an appropriate job, while the younger son has been promised free education at UPES School of Engineering.
Sharad Mehra, Chairperson, HERS also announced a cash award of INR 21000 to each player of the UPES cricket team.
Paying tribute to Subedar Ajay Singh Rautela, Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, UPES said “It is our privilege to be supporting the family of such courageous soldiers because of whose sacrifices our nation is so great. Aiding their family is our small way of remembering the martyrs and their contribution to the country. We are honored to be able to support the dependents of Subedar Ajay Singh Rautela”.
The final match of the tournament was played between UPES and DG Health. UPES won the match by 163 runs. The UPES team played consistently well with Abhinav Bisht winning Man of the Match and Best Batsman and Bhanu Pratap Singh winning ‘Most Impactful Player of the Tournament’ There were 18 teams from various Uttarakhand state departments that participated in the tournament to support the cause like-ESIC, Sachivalya, Agriculture, Income Tax, PWD, DG Health, Sachiwalya Dangers, Peyjal, Jal Sansthan, Education Sports, School Education, Education Ministerial, Chief Education, Up Irrigation, MDDA, Physical Education UK, Basic Education.