Punjab salutes its valient son, Gursewak Singh, martyred in cross border firing


Warana village, district Tarn Taran cries in grief as it has been said that their brave son Gursewak Singh,24, had been killed in cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir.He was about to get married to a girl on February 13 next. He has even booked a marriage hall and his wedding attire before leaving for work.
Gursewak’s mother Baljit Kaur looked numb with grief and same was the case with her sisters. But his father was enough brave and said “We are proud of our son’s supreme sacrifice in the line of duty,” and consoled the mourners.

When Gursewak, a matriculate from the nearby Government Secondary School Nauragdabad, joined the Army on March 25, 2013, there were celebrations at home.His recruitment meant regular income for the family that had struggled to make both ends meet. Balwinder owns half an acre land.He and his elder son Jasbir work as farm labourers.

Today, the family is devastated. With Gursewak has died hope too. “It’s a nightmare,” murmured Jasbir, fighting back the tears. ” My brother had made all arrangements for the wedding. We were all so happy,” he kept repeating to himself. The cremation will take place tomorrow.