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Biopic on 1962 Indo-China war hero screened

A Correspondent

Tezpur, April 30: The biopic on Param Vir Chakra award winner Subedar Joginder Singh, hero of the 1962 Indo-China war, was screened on Sunday at the Albert Ekka Auditorium 4 Corps, Tezpur. It was organized by Indian Army 4 Corps, Tezpur. The hero of the 1962 war started his career in 1936 when he joined the British Indian Army and fought the Second World War at the Burma front. The story portrays his character and motivation in the scene of battle. During the 1962 war, while commanding a platoon in Bumla North East frontier Agency (now Arunachal Pradesh) his forces were surrounded and outnumbered by the Chinese troops. The enemy opened on the Bumla front for entering Tawang and his platoon held its ground firmly till it was outnumbered by the enemy which remained only few in number. In spite of suffering several injuries, he refused medical treatment when he was taken captive by the Chinese forces. The film depicts his valour, passion, courage and his sacrifice for his motherland. He died in captivity and his body was afterwards handed over to India.
While speaking to the media, Lt General 4 crops, Tezpur, G S Sangha said that the reason for screening the film in Tezpur was that Subedar Joginder Singh attained martyrdom in this area and also to inspire and encourage young soldiers to be courageous like Subedar Joginder Singh. Sangha further added that today the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy were well equipped and ready to face and overcome any challenge, no matter how big it might be.
Kulwant Kaur, the youngest daughter of Subedar Joginder Singh, in an emotional tone said that she was only eight months old when her father was martyred and after having seen the film she was happy that martyr soldiers were still remembered by the nation. She thanked the organizers for inviting her to the screening.