Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 50 lakh, along with a government job to a family member of Naik Rajwinder Singh of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (24 Punjab), who laid down his life in the line of duty.
The Chief Minister extended his sympathies to the family of 29-year-old Patiala youth, who died while fighting bravely with a terrorist in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, to defend the nation’s unity and integrity. He said that the state government would provide all possible help and support to the bereaved family.
Naik Rajwinder Singh hailing from village Dodra in tehsil Samana of Patiala district is survived by his parents, wife Gurpreet Kaur and brother Balwant Singh.
The martyr was enrolled in the Punjab Regiment on March 24, 2011, and after completion of his training joined the 24 Punjab, where he displayed exemplary mettle and valour by doing extremely well in Ghatak Platoon, which comprises of the most physically & mentally fittest soldiers of the unit.
Thereafter, he volunteered to be posted for Counter-Terrorists Operations in 53 Rashtriya Rifles and was posted in Jammu & Kashmir and attained martyrdom.