Superhero of War Param Vir Chakra Awardee Piru Singh Shekhawat
Company Hav Major Piru Singh Shekhawat : – The Indian soldier honored with Param Vir Chakra. He received this honor posthumously in 1948 (शत शत नमन). He is Superhero of 1948 War, Param Vir Chakra Awardee, Piru Singh Shekhawat.
Birth: 20 May 1918
Place of Birth: Beri Village, District- Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Death: 19 July 1948
Raj Gharana: Shekhawati
Father: Thakur Lal Singh Shekhawat
Regiment – Sixth Battalion, Rajputana Rifles
Sacrifice Day: 18-19 July, 1948
Sacrifice Location: Tithwal (Ditewal), Kashmir
Parmavir Hav Major Piru Singh Shekhawat of 6 Rajputana Rifles was born on 20 May 1918 in the house of Thakur Lal Singh Shekhawat in Beri village, located in District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. From childhood, Piru Singh oozed out qualities which forced the people to say, “Piru Singh, you will have to do such a task which illuminate the name of the entire Shekhawati along with the village.” And Piru Singh took the same step to continue Rajputi traditions. Only 18-year-old Saput went on his mission. That is, on May 20, 1936, this Rajput star was recruited to serve Bharat Mata on the day of his birthday.
In Jammu and Kashmir, on the south side of Ditewal, they received an order to conquer the enemy’s mountainous front. The enemy kept a very strong morcha here and it was fierce and fierce firing from both sides of the front and forward. Bombs were showering in large quantities. Piru Singh was with the company ahead and many of his colleagues died and many others got injuries. While encouraging their companions, along with War-cry, the enemy’s MMG broke on the front and despite being badly injured, his stun gun silenced the firing of the MMG, but by then all the fellow soldiers of his company had been killed. He was the only one, the blood was bleeding due to the bomb but he wished to sacrifice for the motherland, throwing the grenades on the other side of the enemy, he also destroyed the other front. Despite lost his corpuscular body, he broke out on 3rd front. On the way, when the bullet was shot in his head, on 19 July 1948 the hero breathed last. The Government of India honored him with the highest medal of “gallantry” Param Vir Chakra for his great and indomitable valor.
Blessed is the land where the mighty was born like a lion. Blessed is the mother who gave birth to Piru Singh. Glorified is the father whose name he glorified. As long as the state remains, the country remains, the Sainik tradition will remain, Piru Singh is immortal and ‘Amar’ he will remain.
Piru Singh dedicated himself to the martyrdom of Bharat Mata. By sacrificing, protecting the soil, he fulfilled the obligation.
Rajputie tradition was fully obeyed.
Matter of Concern :-
How much of Shekhawati’s soil had accepted his sacrifice, how many percentage of Rajasthan and India are familiar with the sacrifice of Piru Singh? Certainly sacrifice and bravery of martyrs like Piru Singh can prove to be a source of inspiration for the new generation. But it is said to be the misfortune of the people of Rajasthan along with Rajput castes that neither the body of the textbooks nor the newspapers has ever been tried to highlight the history of these heroes.!! Why no syllabus in India include these glorified stories in its curriculum. Why can’t we tell our generations that Freedom is not free, What cost our ancestors had paid ???
Isn’t it unjustified!!!!!
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