Navteshwar Singh, a 23-year-old young boy from Punjab, enlisted in the military as a lieutenant. He has fulfilled the promise he wrote in his father's "baby book" 23 years ago by doing this.
In J&K in April 1999, his father, Major Harminder Singh, sacrificed his life in the line of duty. He had expressed the desire to see his son follow his footsteps. Navteshwar was born merely three months before his father’s demise. Despite his mother's initial hesitations, following his father's footsteps and upholds the history of a family committed to serving the country. Also Read : Kuwar Amritbir Singh: The 21 Year Old Broke Bruce-Lee’s Record With Most Fingertip Push-Ups In One Minute
It is worth-appreciating that this family has served the country for three generations. Captain Harpal Singh, Lieutenant Navteshwar's grandfather, was a member of the artillery regiment, passing on to the family a sense of responsibility and bravery. Then Major Harminder Singh, the father of Lieutenant Navteshwar, demonstrated these qualities while serving in the Army. Also Read : Builder Brand: A Punjabi Song Construction Workers Will Be Proud Of
In fact, Major Harminder received the Shaurya Chakra posthumously as a tribute to his valor and sacrifice during a battle with militants in Kashmir.
Lt. Navteshwar was commissioned into the 18 Grenadiers, the same regiment where his father had served with distinction, following his graduation from the Officer Training on Saturday. The piping ceremony was attended by his family members. The day was quite emotional for the family.