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    The Indian Investiture ceremony was held at the Presidents House on 11th October 1957. Many?

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    Roll No. 1.

    MS of the Guards of the President's House.

    Close up of two guards.

    MS of Guards.

    CU of Guards.

    Back shot of the President's House with the Ashoka Pillar in foreground.

    Shot of the main gate with two sentries in Ceremonial dress.

    MS of some of the receiptants of the awards with one lady in the centre who comes for the Posthumous award of her husband.

    Close shot of the widow.

    Shot of some army officers waiting to get the awards.

    Shot of the Medals lying on the table.

    Some shots of the ladies waiting to collect Posthumous award.

    Shot of the Budha Statue under which the President sits.

    Roll No. 2.

    Shot of Naik Krishna Sonawane receiving the Maha Vir Chakra. (Page 1).

    Shot of Lt. Col. Thakur Prithi Chand receiving the Maha Vir Chakra. (Page 2).

    Shot of Jamedar S.B. Singh receiving the award. (Page 3).

    Different shots of the audience.

    Shot of Captain Dixit of Kashmir Princess fame and Miss Gloria Berry.(Page 6 and 7 respectively).

    Shot of the President sitting.

    Roll no. 3.

    Shot of Subedar Nasib Singh receiving award (Page 12).

    Shot of Jamedar Kulawant Singh receiving award (Page 14). (Posthumous).

    Shot of widow of captain Mehta Singh receiving the award (Page 15).

    Shot of widow of Sepoy Parmal Singh receiving award. (Page 16).

    Shot of the widow of Mr. Manasser Johannes, Driver receiving the award. (Page 17).

    Shot of the President departing in procession.


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    Background: The Indian Investiture ceremony was held at the Presidents House on 11th October 1957. Many war heroes were awarded the coveted medals while widows received the medals on behalf of their dead husbands. Two Army Officers received the MAHA VIR CHAKRA Highest Indian Award). While the Army heroes received their awards, no less were present the civilians also who received their awards for Individual acts of valour. While Lt.Col. Thakur Prithi Chand received the Maha Vir Chakra for his war deeds, Mrs. Manasser Johannes received the posthumous award for her husband who was a Engine Driver and saved the lives of four hundred persons and died himself in the task. (Against the name of every person who received the award, page nos. are given so that you can turn to them for details of the award).

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