Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has named 21 island groups of Andaman and Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra winners. One name is also of Company Havaldar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. Piru Singh was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. In the Indo-Pakistani war of 1948, Piru Singh attained martyrdom by showing indomitable courage. The villagers and family members are feeling proud on the announcement of PM Modi. People’s eyes are moist on the honor given to Piru Singh who made the supreme sacrifice in the security of the nation. Born in Jhunjhunu on 20 May 1918, Piru Singh Shekhawat was enrolled in the 6th Rajputana Rifles on 20 May 1936.
Know the bravery of Jhunjhunu’s Paramveer Chakra winner Piru Singh Shekhawat
In 1948 the war between India and Pakistan started. In Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani attackers launched a vigorous retaliatory attack on the Tithwal sector. There was compulsion to evacuate the posts across the Kishanganga river. After the setback, the 6th Rajputana Rifles was moved from Uri to Tithwal to reinforce the position of the Tithwal outpost by the Indian troops and strengthen the 163rd Fleet. On 11 July 1948, the Indian Army attacked. The operation went well till 15 July. Reconnaissance reports revealed that the enemy has captured a high border post in the area. It was necessary to capture the border post to move forward. The responsibility was handed over to the 6th Rajputana Rifles. 2 companies ‘C’ and ‘D’ were formed.
Getting out of Pak-occupied trench, threw granite at the next outpost
Company Havildar Major Piru Singh Shekhawat was responsible for clearing the enemy from the hilly area. Bleeding, Piru Singh moved forward to attack the enemy’s second MMG post. Meanwhile, a granite burst on his face. The blood made Piru Singh almost blind. The ammunition of the stand gun present with Piru Singh was less. Courageously jumped out of an enemy-held trench and hurled granite at the enemy’s forward post.
CHM Piru Singh jumped into the second ditch with the spirit of killing the enemies of the country. Killed two enemy soldiers. As soon as CHMP Piru Singh came out of the second trench to attack the third bunker, he was hit by a bullet in the head. Got injured and fell into the enemy’s trench. During that time there was a loud sound of granite bursting. It seemed that granite has worked. CHM Piru Singh, who was badly injured, became a martyr. He left a unique example of bravery and resolute courage for the rest of his comrades.