IMPHAL, DEC 19: The Red Shield Division dedicated a park to the people of Manipur at Leimakhong in memory of the martyr, Major L JYOTIN SINGH who laid down his life on 26 Feb 2010 while fighting terrorists with bare hands in order to save the lives of his colleagues and other country-men residing in a hotel in Kabul. Jyotin was a part of an Indian Mission to provide medical cover to the people of Afghanistan.
Maj Gen Binoy Poonnen, VSM, in his address to the gathering, highlighted the supreme sacrifice of the fearless Army Medical Corps Officer, who responded beyond the call of duty with least regard to his personal safety. The General Officer further stated that the park will be a new source of inspiration for the people and state of Manipur, a monument of patriotism and selflessness which will groom and inspire the younger generation towards Nationalism and importance of dedication to duty. Dr (Mrs) Bina Kumar Devi, the elder sister of (Late) Maj L Jyotin Singh, AC (Posthumous) also graced the ceremony with relatives and extended her gratitude to the division stating that this park will forever signify the contribution of the Indian Army towards extending goodwill/recognition to all the residents of Manipur.