Imphal, December 31 2020: To commemorate legendary Maj Bob Khating , a scholarship project under Op Sadbhavna was organised by Red Shield Division of Spear Corps.
Ralengnao Khathing, popularly known as Major Bob Khathing, is a national hero primarily responsible for securing Tawang for India. Maj Bob Khating, the hero of Manipur led bloodless victory for India and secured Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh against China.
In a bid to motivate and promote young sports players and students, the 59 Mountain Brigade under the aegis of Red Shield Division, Indian Armed Forces conducted ‘Operation Sadbhavana’ on Tuesday in memory of late Major Bob Khating and presented sports kits, stationary items and scholarships to 24 students and 14 young sports players in a ceremony organised at Brilliance School, Changangei, Imphal West, Manipur.
Major General VT Mathew GOC Red Shield Division, felicitated the achievers and exhorted upon them to continue their quest towards peace and prosperity in the region.
He congratulated the scholarship awardees and encouraged them for continued pursuit for excellence.
Lt Gen KH Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM (Retd) and Lt Gen LN Singh, VSM* (Retd), also graced the occasion with their presence and enlightened the gathering by sharing their pearls of wisdom.
The scholarship and stationary/ sports items under the overall budget of Maj Bob Khating Scholarship project worth Rupees Fifteen Lakhs, were distributed amongst the recipients.