In 1999, there was the war of Kargil between India and Pakistan. The Indian troops were executing Operation Vijay. While on the way to their victory, on July 15, 1999, a young champ leading his men was hit by a mortar. Because of that, his vital organs were grievously injured. Lying on the ground in the pool of blood, he was taken to the field hospital where he was declared dead by the Sargon. But death is hard to hit a patriot and that what made that guy to beat death and managed to be alive. Doctors amputated his leg and bring him back to life. In the initial medical care, the doctors were struggling to separate 40 splinters embedded immersed in his body. He is none other than Major DP Singh.
One could lose his temper after seeing himself disabled, but its contrary for Major DP Singh. Major Singh stated that “When I learned I’d lost my leg, I told myself that this would be yet another challenge in my life,” He endured 10 painful years of recuperation thereafter.
“I just couldn’t get used to the sympathetic glances I used to get from people. After a while, I was desperate to change that,” he says. During an interview, Singh once stated that “If I had recovered, I could have been any other person walking on a street. Even if I had died, I would have been one of the thousands of unsung Indian soldiers.”
As he was highly involved in rally sports before joining defense forces, Singh decided to take up running.
It took a year and two months for wounds healing. He later started to walk with the help of crunches. After a long wait of 10 years, he participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
Here is a brief Bio of Major DP Singh:
Studied from KV Roorkee, Major Devendra Pal Singh pursued the bachelor of arts degree from CCU Meerut and PGDBM from Rani Jhansi University, Jabalpur. Later, he underwent IMA training in the 101st course on 6 December 1997 from where he was commissioned into the 7th Battalion, The Dogra Regiment. He was retired from his services after 10 years, in 2007.
What Makes us Proud?
- He failed twice in the NDA entrance exam and even flunked Class 11.
- He was able to clear CDS exam in his second attempt.
- Major DP Singh becomes the first Blade runner of India.
- Major Singh Runs an NGO called The Challenging Ones.
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