Zee News ‘Ananya Samman 2013’ Honoured ‘Real Heroes Of The Nation’

MUMBAI: In line with its five-year long tradition of acknowledging and recognizing the contribution of military and paramilitary forces, Zee News, part of Nations largest news Network Zee Media Corporation Ltd. felicitated the heroes of the nation with ‘Ananya Samman 2013’. This year Zee News honoured the personnel from forces, who have done remarkable work for our society. Param Vir Chakra Awardees were also honoured.

At a well attended function at Taj Palace (New Delhi) people from all walks of life, including politicians, bureaucrats etc. were present in large numbers prominent amongst were Shri. Salman Khurshid, Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, Shri. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri. Lal Krishna Advani Senior Leader of BJP, Shri. Ram Vilash Paswan, President, Lok Janshakti Party and Shri. Sharad Jadav, President of Janta Dal United.


Ananya means exceptional and Zee News believes in honouring those men who dedicated and sacrificed their lives defending the nation and also honouring their families who feel their loss every second of their lives.  Conceptualized in 2008, following the milieu of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the Zee News “Ananya Samman” recognizes and salute the exemplary courage and valour shown by the real heroes of India in thwarting the attacks by foreign and domestic infiltrators.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr.  Alok Agrawal, Chief Executive Officer, Zee Media Corporation Ltd. said, “We respect Indian Armed forces who relentlessly guard the Nation, be it on the borders or at the time of internal crises.  Zee Media as a responsible Media House understands its duty and feels proud to honour their unconditional support and dedication. Today, we take this opportunity to commemorate the brave army and para –military forces that protect our motherland”.

Mr. Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor, Zee News said, “Being the oldest and the most responsible news channel we have enormous duties towards the Nation.  We understand our role and through Ananya Samman we honour and acknowledge the great work done by the ‘Heroes of the Nation’ and share their exemplary acts of courage with millions of viewers. It’s our way to give back to society.”


The “Ananya Samman 2013” felicitation ceremony commenced with an introductory speech. After the speech, felicitation of the real heroes begun along with an AV on their act of courage. The event also featured some patriotic songs by the artists and concluded with a Vote of Thanks. Before the final conclusion Army Band presented National Anthem.

Enclosed please find the names of the brave men, who dedicated their lives for the nation.



Indian Army

1.Shaheed Hav Rajesh Kumar, Ashok Chakra (ARMY)

2.Shaheed Rifleman Suraj Prakash, Shaurya Chakra (ARMY)



Indian Navy

3.Lieutenant Dharambir Singh Sihag, (NAVY)

4.Mahavir Singh Petty Officer (NAVY)


Indian Air Force

5.Shaheed AC Kannan,  Shaurya Chakra  

6.Shaheed Sgt Mustafa Ali,  Shaurya Chakra


Border Security Force

7.Shri R K Negi

8.Asst Commandant Shahuraje Pawar


Indo Tibitian Boarder Police

9.Commandant (First Battalion, ITBP)

10.Commandant (Eighth Battalion, ITBP)


Central Industrial Security Force

11.Cont/GD Arjan Singh

12.Const/GD Sanjay Kumar


Life Time Contribution

13.Naib Subedar Bana Singh


Param Vir Chakra Awardees

S.No    Name

1.        Late Captain Vikram Batra

2.        Late Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey

3.        Veer Abdul Hameed

4.        Lance Naik Karam Singh

5.        Late Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon

6.        Major Shaitan Singh

7.        Major Dhan Singh Thapa

8.        Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat

9.        Subedar Joginder Singh

10.      Lance Naik Albert Ekka

11.        Naik Jadu Nath Singh


About Zee Media Corporation Ltd: Zee Media Corporation Ltd., the largest News Network in India, has a unique cluster of news, current affairs and regional news channels under the banner, including Zee News, Zee Business, Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal, Zee 24 Taas, Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhatisgarh, Zee Uttar Pradesh Uttrakahand, 24 Ghanta, Zee 24 Ghantalu & Zee Rajasthan. The Media powerhouse has comprehensive and more options for the new age news consumer through – which is one of the fastest growing news websites in India as per Comscore Direct, Google Analytics and has strong social media presence, not only in India but across the globe as well. As a responsible media house, the network has been committed to serve the nation, not only by providing relevant and quality news, but also by highlighting issues of national significance and addressing them regularly. For further  details please visit:


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