Jammu, Oct 23: As the body of BSF brave heart Gurnam Singh wrapped in the tricolour arrived at his home, his mother Jaswant Kaur kept the promise made to her son not to cry over his martyrdom.
The family is proud of the sacrifice made by the 26-year-old in the line of duty but demanded a specialised hospital in his name for the border guards and troops injured on IB and LoC to help save their lives.
The jawan's father also asked the Prime Minister to give a befitting reply to Pakistan. Gurnam Singh succumbed to injures at a hospital in Jammu last night after he was injured in a sniping incident on the International Border in Kathua sector on Friday.
A pall of gloom descended on Gurnam's native village Bhalesar Magowali in R S Pura tehsil, which is close to the Indo-Pakistan border as the body of the jawan arrived. Holding back her tears, Gurnam's mother said, "I will not cry. I have promised this to my son. Gurnam once said mummy, don't cry if I sacrifice my life for the nation. I said I won't...he made us proud. We are proud of his martyrdom".
As the news of his death spread last night, people thronged his house and raised slogans such as "Gurnam Amar Rahe".
The jawan's mother requested the Modi government to set up a separate BSF hospital. "We want a specialised hospital for border guards to save their lives.Only demand from Modi Government is fora separate BSF hospital.
We are worried about all our sons (border guards on IB).They should get good treatment", Kaur said. Gurnam's father Kulbir Singh said, "We are proud of the martyrdom of our son. He laid down life for the country.
He was brave-heart soldier.But our demand is that a good hospital be set up here, where all critical care medicare and facilities are available so that our sons (border guards) can be saved in such situations".
Kulbir Singh made a fervent appeal to PM Narendra Modi to ensure a hospital for BSF troopers and urged him to give a befitting reply to Pakistan. "I urge Modiji to give a befitting reply to Pakistan and teach them a lesson so that they do not dare it again.If it means a war let it be so", he said.