The athlete, who has been coaching in Sports Authority of India’s NS NIS Patiala Centre, paid tribute to Late Captain Manoj Pandey, Param Vir Chakra of the 1/11 Gorkha Rifles regiment, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, the identical state as Singh.
The employees on the National War Memorial welcomed the Olympian and briefed him in regards to the conflict memorial. Singh, who can be a Junior Warrant Officer with the Indian Air Force since 2016, was taken across the web site by one of many Army Officials exhibiting the names of armed forces personnel martyred through the numerous armed conflicts with Pakistan and China in addition to different operations just like the 1961 Goa operation, Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka, and all counter-terrorism operations akin to Operation Rakshak Operation Rhino, are inscribed on the memorial partitions in golden letters.
“Being an Armed Forces personnel, this visit has really made me very emotional as this place serves as a remembrance to the spirit of devotion unto death that has always motivated Indian troops to fight to the last man and last bullet against all overwhelming odds. It’s because of these sacrifices, we are standing safe here,” Shivpal expressed.
Names of greater than 26,000 martyrs are individually carved in every granite brick of the round concentric partitions of honour referred to as the Tyag Chakra (Circle of Sacrifice). The National War Memorial is a monument devoted to the Indian Armed Forces that holds an extended custom of unflinching loyalty, valour and sacrifice within the line of obligation is situated subsequent to the India Gate as a heritage web site for all of the residents of India.