CRPF Jawan gets Posthumous Honour


JK News Today

Jammu, June 8:

The Government of India has decided to honour the martyrdom of one CRPF Jawan with the prestigious Prime Minister’s Police Medal for Life Saving.

The saheed jawan Harvinder Singh, working as a Head Constable with the 06 BN of CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir had shown exemplary ideal of self-sacrifice in a life-threatening incident on August 24 2016.

But for the timely intervention of the brave soldier Singh, many precious lives of fellow citizens would have been lost in a sudden landslide enroute to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. HC/GD Harvinder Singh, while on frisking duty, noticed some female pilgrims alongwith their kids having been trapped under a sudden landslide while simultaneously coming within the menacing range of the flying stones and pebbles. The soldierly spirit in Head Constable Singh could not resist the urge to help the pilgrims get out of the trap of the debris. Barely had he rushed to the spot to rescue the trapped pilgrims, when he could spot a huge bolder rolling down fast at them from the hill top. With instinctive swiftness that a CRPF soldier wears on his sleeve, HC Singh did not blink even an eye lid before pushing the pilgrims to safety while himself coming under the errant bolder, never to rise up again.

HC/GD Harvinder Singh epitomizes the larger ideal of the CRPF which enjoins upon itself the responsibility of securing the safety of the fellow citizens in the overarching context of ensuring the security of the Nation. It is this shining example of supreme sacrifice for the fellow brethren that Singh is posthumously honoured with the Prime Minister’s Police Medal for Life Saving one of the country’s highest recognition for self sacrifice.

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