Portraits of war heroes in Sikh museum unveiled by SGPC

Portraits of war heroes in Sikh museum unveiled by SGPC
Portraits of war heroes in Sikh museum unveiled by SGPC

The SGPC today unveiled portraits of three Sikh warriors — Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh and Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora — at its Central Sikh Museum in the Golden Temple complex today. SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar said the area from Beas to Amritsar would have been part of Pakistan had Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh and Marshal Arjan Singh not shown courage during the 1965 India-Pak war. “Similarly, it was Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora in whose presence 93,000 Pakistani forces surrendered. Though as per Tashkand Pact 1966, the soldiers were released, but the Pakistani authorities never released Indian prisoners of war (PoWs). I appeal to PM Narendra Modi to approach the neighbouring country to ensure the PoWs’ release,” he said. “To inspire the younger generation, we have decided to distribute these booklets among the children getting education in our 60 schools, 40 colleges and two engineering colleges and two universities,” he said. While the family members of these soldiers could not attend the ceremony, their former colleagues Surjit Singh from England and Subedar Dalbir Singh were present. The SGPC presented them siropas.
-PTC News