Akhe Ram

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Col. Akhe Ram (born-8 January 1917), MBE, great son of the India and hero of World War II, joined the Army in 1936 and was commissioned into 3 Jat Regiment in May 1941. He commanded two famous battalions i.e. 1 Jat Regiment (LI) and 2 Jat Regiment (Multan), and was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) as a captain. He was invited by Queen Elizabeth to the UK for the re-enactment ceremony of the MBE in May 1996. He also met the Queen during her visit to India in October 1997, as a special invitee. [1]

Col Akhe Ram who is a well-known business tycoon in India and abroad today, was born on January 8, 1917.

Meeting with Queen Elizabeth

Col Akhe Ram with Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth on her visit to India

He was invited by Queen Elizabeth to the UK for the re-enactment ceremony of the MBE in May 1996. He also met the Queen during her visit to India in October 1997, as a special invitee. [2]

Gathering at Chandigarh

Col Akhe Ram

With a large number of defence officers having put up in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, social get-togethers of retired officers of various regiments and corps are a common feature here. This is an occasion when veterans reminisce about their heydays of soldiering. Women also don’t lag in recalling the emotional moments when, during the days of war, they lived together as one family in cantonments. One such get-together of the Jat Regiment was held over lunch at the Shivalik Officers Institute in Chandi Mandir on 7 September 2002. That a veteran of 86 years, Lt-Col Akhe Ram ( a soldier-turned-business tycoon) came all the way from Panipat to attend this regimental function shows his zeal for camaraderie. Col Akhe Ram joined the Army in 1936 and was commissioned into 3 Jat in May 1941. He commanded two famous battalions i.e. 1 Jat (LI) and 2 Jat (Mooltan), and was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) as a captain. [3]

He was also Mentioned in Despatches twice. Besides, he is a recipient of "Rattna Shiromani" award for earning substantial foreign exchange for the country. He has also been given "Vijay Shree" award for his service to mankind. [4]

Founder Gargi Weaving Mills

Col. Akhe Ram (M.B.E) is Founder & Chairman Colonels Group Of Companies, Panipat (India) - Gargi Weaving Mills (FOUNDED 1980) is a 20 year success story of the vision of Chairman Col. Akhe Ram (M.B.E.) whose two sons Mr. Surender Pal Singh and Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh joined him to establish and start manufacturing home textiles under the banner “GARGI” their mother’ [5]

Vice President of JORA

Lt Col (Retd) Akhe Ram has been elected as Senior Vice President for life of the JORA - THE JAT REGIMENTAL OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION. [6]

Contact details

Home Address: 172 Model Town, Panipat – 132103 Phone Number: 2652573,2652826, 2652520,2652829, 2652709, 2652375,0180-2652826

Mr. Surrender Pal Singh (C.E.O) - (0 98120 94707)

External links

References

  1. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020910/cth1.htm Chandigarh Tribune,September 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India
  2. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020910/cth1.htm Chandigarh Tribune,September 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India
  3. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020910/cth1.htm Chandigarh Tribune,September 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India
  4. The Tribune, October 4, 1998
  5. http://www.gargiindia.com/gargi/gargi.pdf.
  6. http://joraindia.com/rules.asp

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