DODA, Nov 22: Army Goodwill Park as a mark of tribute to the most decorated soldier of Indian Army Late Naib Subedar Chuni Lal Ashok Chakra (Posthumous) Vir Chakra and Sena Medal, was dedicated by Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, GOC-in-C, Northern Command at his native place village Bhara, here today.
Lieutenant General (Retd) Satish Dua, Lieutenant General Harsh Gupta, GOC, White Knight Corps, Major General Ravi Murugan, GOC, CIF (Delta) and other Army and Civil Administrators graced the occasion. Sarpanches, police personnel, villagers and students of the region also witnessed the event.
The Army Goodwill Park has been constructed with a statue of the martyr soldier, Children park and open gym equipment for the villagers. Benches for sitting, pathway to walk around and fountain within the premises were also put to improve the overall ambiance.
Wreath was laid on the bust of martyr by the chief guest and other Generals present during the ceremony with a guard of honour given by Guard of 8 JAK LI, the parent unit of the martyr soldier.
It was a momentous occasion where Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Bana Singh (Retd), PVC and few other comrades of Late Naib Subedar Chuni Lal, Ashok Chakra (Posthumous), Vir Chakra, Sena Medal who participated with him in various operations were present during this ceremony to pay their homage to this brave soldier who had laid down his life for the motherland following the highest traditions of Indian Army.
The ceremony culminated with interaction of the Army Commander with local populace and the Ex-Servicemen who had come to witness this ceremony.