Thursday, July 06, 2006

Don't Sell Hero's VC .......

Sergent Havildar Singh of the Royal Artillery was the last surviving Indian holder of the Victoria Cross (VC) until his death in November last year. It was presented to him at Buckingham Palace in October 1945 by George VI.

His son Ved Prakash, who needs urgent replacement surgery on his knee, and his 16 year old daughter needs medical attention since losing her right arm in a electrical fire.

With no money and lots of medical bills, a bidder has offered him six million rupees (£70,000) for his late fathers VC.

But No, his son is not going to sell his father VC. "To me such a sum is a great fortune" he says "My father gave his blood for his medal and The Honour of his memory is more important than money"

The country will come to a standstill at midday on Friday to observe a two-minute silence for the victims of the July 7 London bombings on the first anniversary of the suicide attacks.

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