Memorial to 1962 hero unveiled at Bum La - ECAS Punjab

Memorial to 1962 hero unveiled at Bum La

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 23

A war memorial dedicated to Subedar Joginder Singh, who was decorated with Param Vir Chakra, the highest award for gallantry during the 1962 Sino-India War, was inaugurated at Bum La in Arunachal Pradesh today.

The memorial has been constructed at the place where he had made the supreme sacrifice. The inauguration ceremony coincided with the day the Battle of Tongpen La (Bum La) took place in 1962.

Subedar Joginder Singh belonged to 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment.

His daughter Kulwant Kaur inaugurated the memorial in the presence of Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu and other political leaders, state government functionaries and senior Army officials.

State Health Minister Alo Libang, Agriculture Minister Tage Taki, MLAs Jombey Tashi, Phurpa Tsering and Tsering Tashi and DGP RP Upadhyaya were also present.

from The Tribune

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