Early times Report
Jammu, Dec 14: Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Gdr. Puran Singh of 3 Grenadiers, who made a supreme sacrifice on the call of nation, going to be on 16 December 2017 in village Gandharwan, Akhnoor to commemorate his contributions in the Indian victory of 1971 Indo-Pak War. On that fateful day he led his 'molotive-coktail' Assault Team on enemy Medium Machine Gun position, which was stalling the assault. Despite being hit by the gun burst, he boldly charged at the MMG bunker and silenced the Gun before breathing last, after which the Platoon captured the position. Honouring the sentiments of his wife, Veer Nari, (War Widow) Smt. Santosh Kumari, inhabitants of village Gandharwan, will be celebrating 'martyr day' of late Puran Singh to commemorate his sacrifice at the alter of the nation on the same day in 1971 while his Battalion was advancing to capture Shakargarh Town from the Pakistanis. Lahore is 13 Kms ahead of Shakargarh. In the unit, he is remembered as an icon of dare devilry. Rajeev Sharma, MLA Akhnoor, Smt Sunaina Sharma, KAS, SDM Akhnoor; CO 69 Armed Regt with wife, Tehsildar Akhnoor, SDPO Akhnoor, Col B R Sharma, Retd, besides many serving and retired officers, JCOs and OR with families will be present to solemnize the sacrifice of brave and beloved soldier. Gdr. Puran Singh laid down his life at a very young age in the service of the nation. He is an icon of sacrifice, compassion and bravery in the society.