May 2005 News

Gate To Honour Army Hero

4 May 2005
The Statesman

Jammu: A little over a year ago, the fidayeen launched a suicidal attack on Jammu railway station. Troops reached the station soon and took positions to eliminate the terrorists who had taken positions inside the platform taking the passengers hostage. The valiant jawans did kill the ultras but at the cost of their young officer Lt Triveni Singh. Fifteen months later, it was an emotional moment for the Army jawans of 16 Corps today as a state-of-the-art automatic security gate or Triveni Dwar was dedicated to their the 22-year-old officer who died fighting militants at the Jammu railway station in January 2002. The gate was inaugurated by Triveni's parents at the 16 Corps HQ in Nagrota. Triveni's father, himself a former Army Captain, got emotional while talking about his slain son. 'I feel very happy and very peaceful,' he said. 'He made himself immortal and set an example for others to follow,' said Triveni's mother Om Pushpa Lata. Last year, Triveni Singh was awarded the Ashok Chakra posthumously. His colleagues still remember him as an exemplary soldier and sportsman, said Lt-Gen. Sudhir Sharma, GOC, 16 Corps.


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