Capt (Hony) Yogendra Singh Yadav
Capt (Hony) Yogendra Singh Yadav is the youngest Param Vir Chakra awardee in India. He was given the highest military honour of the country for his exemplary courage during the Kargil War. Having volunteered to make way for the Ghatak platoon in the tough terrain of Tiger Hill, Yadav continued crawling up in the midst of intense fire to silence enemy position.
Coming from a small town in India, he joined the Army at the tender age of sixteen. His humble beginnings only paved the way for higher achievements with every single step he took. Stubborn as a child, he channelized his energy towards positive growth with age and achieved remarkable results in personal and professional life.
His left arm still shows marks of the war burnt into his flesh and he wears it as his pride. While his arm still aches at the onset of winter, it is a warm reminder to him that he helped free his motherland of intruders. A complete family man, he has been adding value to his family ever since he was a child. From tiling the land to helping build up his house, he has done it all.
He served at the Junior Leaders Academy in Bareilly, helping shape future leaders of the Army and superannuated from service in December 2021. Balancing practical knowledge with spiritual wisdom in everyday life, he is looked up to as an ace motivational speaker and an inspiring leader.