New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In order to honour late Indian Army soldier, Captain Kumud Kumar, the state officials in Delhi has decided to rename a road which is situated in Block A-3 of Paschim Vihar in the national capital after him. Captain Kumud Kumar was an officer in the 2nd Rajput Regiment and was awarded Vir Chakra for showing indomitable courage and bravery during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan and Corporation Councilor Vineet Vohra will inaugurate the Captain Kumud Kumar marg on Saturday at an event. North Delhi Municipal Corporation leader Yogesh Verma will also attend the event.

The officials said that they have decided to rename the road in A-3 block of Paschim Vihar after Captain Kumud Kumar to infuse passion in the coming generations and inculcate the spirit to do something for the country.

"Captain Kumud Kumar is a source of inspiration for not only Paschim Vihar but all the youth of India. This route will remind the people of Delhi of the valour of the Indian Army," the officials told Jagran.

1971 India-Pakistan War:

During the war, Captain Kumud Kumar was leading a platoon of a Battalion of the Rajput Regiment, which was ordered to clear a road block in the Eastern Sector. During the advance, the enemy brought down heavy fire from medium machine gun and light machine guns. Captain Kumud Kumar crawled up to the medium machine gun bunker and silenced it by lobbing a grenade on it. This action enabled the platoon to capture the position and clear the road block. In this action, Captain Kumud Kumar displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order. For this gallant and heroic act, Captain Kumud was awarded the Vir Chakra.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma