Mohali’s YPS Chowk to be named after martyr army officer

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2015 10:02 IST
The YPS Chowk, also known as Dolphin Chowk, in SAS Nagar that will be named after Lt Col Bikramjit Singh (Gurminder Singh/HT)

As a tribute to Shaurya Chakra awardee Lt Col Bikramjit Singh, martyred in a battle against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in 2013, the SAS Nagar district administration is going to rename the YPS Chowk after him.

On the second death anniversary of the officer on September 26, SAS Nagar deputy commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu, along with the martyr’s father, will rename the chowk.

“The sacrifice made by Lt Col Bikramjit was too big and this is a little tribute from us for his sacrifice,” said Sidhu.

Lt Col Bikramjit’s parents, wife and an eight-year-old daughter live in Sector 18, Chandigarh. His father Major Paramjit Singh (retd) said, “It is a proud moment for the family. This is an apt tribute to my son. It is well timed as it is being done on his barsi”.

Lt Col Bikramjit attained martyrdom fighting terrorists at the 16 Cavalry Army Formation at Samba in Jammu, where he was posted as the second-incommand.

Lt Col Bikramjit, was awarded Shaurya Chakra posthumously for laying down his life while acting well beyond the call of duty.

The award is third in order of precedence of peacetime gallantry awards after the Ashoka Chakra and Kirti Chakra.

Bikramjit was an alumnus of MLN College, Ambala, and had joined the army after passing out from the Indian Military Academy in December 1998. He put around 14 years of service.

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