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Flags of Honour honours Hero of Khemkharan
Shaheed Abdul Hameed's Memorial, which is in a state of neglect will be renovated and restored by the Flags of Honour Foundation. Hameed sacrificed his life while destroying Patton Tanks with his RCL gun in the 1965 war against Pakistan.

BROKEN WALLS, battered lawns and a bruised statue reflect the disdain and disrespect towards the Armed Forces personnel and particularly towards Hameed, one of India’s bravest soldiers….this is the sad state of the memorial of Shaheed Abdul Hameed PVC at his native village Dhamupur in Ghazipur District of Uttar Pradesh.

The brave son of soil who destroyed Patton Tanks with his RCL gun, repulsed the attack of Pakistan Army in 1965 in Khemkaran sector, and sacrificed his life for the nation. One would have never thought that he would be forgotten like this. Over this, the nation will be remembering him on 10 Sep 2011, the day of his martyrdom. Taking note of the memorial being in bad shape and in the state of neglect, The Flags of Honour Foundation decided to undertake all work to repair and renovate the Memorial and bring it back to its original glory ahead of September 10 – the birth anniversary of Shaheed Abdul Hameed.

Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member of Parliament and Founder of Flags of Honour on the occasion said, “As nation we must endeavour to keep the memory of the fallen Heroes alive to inspire future generations. It is shocking to know that Shaheed Abdul Hameed’s memorial is in state of neglect and needs immediate repair. Flags of Honour will renovate and restore the Memorial and will ensure the memories of brave Shaheed Abdul Hameed are intact and serve as an inspiration of courage and leadership for the youth."

Rasoolan Bibi, widow of Shaheed Abdul Hameed PVC, said, “We are grateful to Flags of Honour Foundation for coming forward and extending support to renovate the memorial”. It was on 10 Sep 1965, that CQMH Abdul Hameed from 6 Grenadiers, destroyed Patton Tanks with his RCL gun, repulsed the attack of Pakistan Army in Khemkaran sector, and attained martyrdom. Rasoolan Bibi, widow of Shaheed Abdul Hameed PVC, expressed gratitude and said that the memorial will keep inspiring the youngsters to join the armed forces.

His one of the cousins in the village, who has also retired from Army, still recalls the incidents of his chivalry that he alone went into the river (that flows near the village) in floods in 1956 and rescued people. He told how Abdul Hameed had destroyed the Patton Tanks with his accurate hits from his RCL gun. 

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