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  • Tul Bahadur Pun VC

    Pun VC Foundation

    The small beautiful village named Banduk is situated at the upper hill of the Kali River in mid-western Nepal. In the same village 90 years ago, Word War II veteran Tulbhahaur Pun VC was born. At the foothill of the same river shore there is a small settlement area, named Tiplyang Bazaar, where he spending the most of his life.

     

    Beni Bazaar, the District Headquarters of Myagdi, can be reached after driving nearly 4 hours from Pokhara. Beni Bazaar is located at the crossroads of the river Kali and river Myagdi. Tiplyang is nearly an hour’s driving distance, and after a one and half an hour vertical climb over the hill one reaches the birthplace of Tulbahadur Pun VC.

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    Tulbahadur Pun VC is the bravest Gurkha of all times. On 23rd June 1944, during World War II, he glorified the history of Gurkhas, fighting against the Japanese. During ferocious fighting he charged a Japanese machine gun post, single-handed, thus saving the lives of hundreds of British and Gurkha soldiers. His outstanding courage, in the face of enemy, resulted in the award of Britain’s highest gallantry award, the Victoria Cross. In his 90th year, Tulbahadur Pun VC is still strong in both mind and body. He recently expressed his great desire to establish the school for the poor and destitute children of his homeland area. In 1959, when he retired from the army, he chose to devote the rest of his life to the  ......

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  • Gurkha VC

    Victoria Cross or VC is the UK's highest award for bravery by a military person in the presence of the enemy. It is the most honored, prestigious award and the senior most decoration for valor and heroism in the line of duty awarded by the British Government. It takes precedence above all other medals and orders, including the “George Cross”.

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    Victoria Cross History

    In 1854, after 40 years of peace, Britain found itself fighting a major war against Russia. From the early days of the Crimean War, stories abounded of the outstanding bravery of the British army in the most appalling conditions. The troops' heroics were performed despite the lack of adequate winter clothing and other provisions to protect them from the harsh Russian winter.

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