Five Indian peacekeepers, who sacrificed their lives last year while serving in UN peacekeeping operations, will be posthumously awarded the UN Medal of Honor.
Apart from five Indian peacekeepers, 83 military, police, and civilian personnel will also be honored this week.
Major Ravi Inder Singh Sandhu and Sergeant Lal Manotra Tarsem, who served on the UN mission in South Sudan, Sergeant Ramesh Singh in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, P. Johnson Beck, who served in the UN Disengagement Observer Force, and the UN Mission in Congo.
Edward A., who works in Pinto will be posthumously awarded the ‘Dag Hammarskjöld Medal’ on International UN Peacekeeping Day on 29 May.
The UN Secretary-General will pay floral tributes to all peacekeepers who lost their lives after 1948.
He will then preside over a ceremony in which 83 military, police, and civilian peacekeepers who lost their lives while performing duty in 2019 will be posthumously awarded the prestigious medal.
More challenges this year The
United Nations said that this year the challenges and threats of peacekeepers are greater than ever before.
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As not only are they facing the Covid-19 global pandemic, but also by protecting the people in their countries of deployment have been.
The association said that despite the threat of Covid-19, they are carrying out their operations with full capacity and are supporting the governments and local population.