NOWSHERA, July 7: Tearful tributes were paid to the Kargil martyr, Gurdeep Singh of 8 SIKH Regiment who laid down his life for the country on this day in 1999.
Besides family members, a team of Army officers from the Unit, large number of villagers paid homage to the martyr at his memorial.
On this occasion, three days long religious Samagam was held, commencing with an `Akhand Path’ on July 5, 2019 which concluded today. The speakers narrated that three martyrs of this area have laid down their lives in the Kargil War which include Gurdeep Singh of village Kanara, who was martyred on July 6, 1999, Hardeep Singh of Rajpur Bhata, who was martyred on July 7, 1999 and Joginder Singh of Quila Darhal on July 25, 1999.
Tears came down from the eyes of Inder Singh, father of martyr when Army officers and media persons ask some questions. He said we are proud of brave son Hardeep Singh who laid down his life for the own motherland in 1999 Kargil War. Singh said I have three sons two expired in 1999. He said after hardly four months of his marriage my son Hardeep Singh martyred in Kargil War. When my elder son martyred in Kargil, there after hardly two months my younger son was also expired due to shock of elder brother.
Then after one year ago we did married of my widow daughter –in- law Balbir Kour with youngest son. Inder Singh said in 2003-04 Government allotted gas agency it’s name was Shaheed Hardeep Singh Gas Agency Rajouri. It was opened in Rajouri town. That agency has now been taken over by one Rakesh Mahajan of Rajouri by power of attorney. He also changed the name of the said agency as Rajouri Gas Agency.
Prominent among those present in the function includes Capt Gurdev Singh, Harjeet Singh, Capt Swaran Singh, Gurdev Singh, Dara Singh.