State Times NewsJAMMU: Lance Naik Manjeet Singh has been awarded the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak (Posthumous) by the President of India.The award comes as an apt recognition of the dauntless courage and supreme sacrifice made by the soldier while saving the life of a fellow countryman.On October 21, 2018, while on leave at his home town Baknour, Ambala, Lance Naik Manjeet Singh saved the life of an 18 year old boy who had accidentally fallen into an unused well.Lance Naik Manjeet Singh succumbed due to the effects of poisonous gases in the well while trying to rescue the boy, thereby making supreme sacrifice in keeping with the ethos and traditions of the Indian Army.A felicitation ceremony for presenting the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak (Posthumous) and cash prize for Rs 2 lakh was conducted on September 26, 2020 at Ambala Cantt.During the felicitation ceremony, Kulwinder Kaur (Veer Nari) wife of Late Lance Naik Manjeet Singh was felicitated by the Commander, Engineer Brigade.
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