JAMMU, Dec 12: Gen Zorawar Singh’s martyrdom day was commemorated today by paying him rich tributes and recalling bravery of the Dogra warrior who extended J&K frontiers up to China by annexing Gilgit and Baltistan.
The event was held at Zorawar Chowk, Bahu Plaza, Jammu where a large gathering of distinguished senior serving and retired officers of the Army and civil dignitaries paid rich tributes to the brave martyr. Briefing the Ex-Servicemen, Maj Gen Goverdhan Singh Jamwal, President of the Ex-Services League, explained that on December 12, Gen Zorawar Singh was fighting at Toyo against the Chinese and Tibetans near Manasarovar lake in Tibet where the temperature is minus 25 degree.
Gen Zorawar Singh is called the Napoleon of the East. He was no less than Napoleon. If Zorawar had been born before Napoleon, Napoleon would have been called Zorawar of France. “He has been acclaimed one of the greatest Generals of the world even by his enemies as Tibetans erected a memorial at the place of his martyrdom and still worship him till date,” said Jamwal.
A simple but meticulous function was held with military precision where floral tributes were paid to the great legendry warrior on behalf of Lt Gen Y K Joshi, Chief of Staff Northern Command, Col of the JAK RIF & Ladakh Scouts, Maj Gen Sharad Kapur, GOC Tiger Division. Personal tributes were paid Th Gulchain Singh Charak, Brig Anil Gupta, Col Dr Virendra K Sahi, Col Pavinder Singh and Capt Dara Singh.