Army men deserve the highest of regards from citizens of a country. The sacrifices they make for our safety are extraordinary and absolutely nothing but high respect can pay it off.
However, unfortunately, there are many soldiers and army men in India who don’t get their due after retirement. Time and again, we have seen soldiers coming out and sharing their pain on social media.
Recently, a Kargil war hero and Vir Chakra Satpal Singh hit the headlines because he had to work as a traffic policeman in Punjab’s small-town Bhawanigarh despite contributing big in India’s victory and killing Pakistani soldiers while capturing Tiger Hill. As the picture of him standing on the road and controlling the traffic went viral, many people came ahead and questioned the government.
Even Satpal Singh while speaking to a news website said that maybe he made a wrong decision. He did not get any weightage for his Vir Chakra. He joined under the ex-servicemen quota and is a Head Constable now.
He even said that sportspersons winning medals are also given higher ranks. He killed a man who was awarded Pakistan’s highest gallantry award. However, he thanked God for kindness and keeping him alive and said that he just feels bad for his unemployed post-graduate son.
Reportedly after completing his duty as an army man, he was discharged in 2009 and after a year joined Punjab Police.
As the matter got social media hype, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh took the note and immediately announced Satpal Singh’s promotion. He took to Twitter and announced-
Have promoted Vir Chakra awardee Satpal Singh of the #KargilWar from senior constable to ASI. He deserves special treatment, which previous @Akali_Dal_ govt didn’t deem fit to give him at the time of his recruitment in 2010. This is the least we can do for our brave soldiers.
Have promoted Vir Chakra awardee Satpal Singh of the #KargilWar from senior constable to ASI. He deserves special treatment, which previous @Akali_Dal_ govt didn’t deem fit to give him at the time of his recruitment in 2010. This is the least we can do for our brave soldiers. https://t.co/OUHuosvSSA
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) July 26, 2019
Reportedly his son has also been receiving several job offers. Well, we hope that’s just a start and his family gets everything that they deserve.