Undoubtedly, Punjabis are one the most amazing people on planet Earth. They have an aura which no one can compete with. Punjabis are very fond of meeting and greeting people with a lot of love and affection. They can make you laugh, can teach you to live life positively and will go out of their way to help you out. Besides, Punjabis are always ready to make sacrifices for safeguarding unity, integrity and sovereignty of the country. They are born to create history.
There is a saying ‘Punjabiyan di shaan vakhri’ which sums up the meaning of Punjabis.
Here in this article we are listing some of the Punjabis who will surely inspire you to never give up in life whatever the situations may be:
Brigadier Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri
Hero of 1971 war, Brigadier Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri was the recipient of country’s second highest gallantry award, Mahavir Chakra for heading the operations at Battle of Longewala.
On the intervening night of 4th & 5th December, 1971, Chandpuri, with just 120 soldiers, held off a heavy Pakistani attack and forced them back across the border.
Chandpuri breathed his last on 17th November 2018. He was 78.
The Bollywood war epic, Border, which was released in June 1997 was based on this hero. Sunny Deol portrayed the character of Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri.
Fauja Singh is the world’s oldest marathoner. He recently turned 108 on April 1. Popularly known as Turbaned Tornado, Fauja Singh ran his first marathon at the age of 89. He rose to fame at 93 when he completed over 26 mile marathon in 6 hours, 54 minutes, almost an hour faster than previous world best in his age bracket. Besides, he also holds the world record for the fastest marathon by a centenarian.
70-year-old Balwant Singh is an inspiration for the youngsters. Balwant Singh runs for over three kilometers every day with his horse. Balwant Singh was fond of running from childhood. He has over 100 medals and trophies in his kitty by participating in various racing events.
102-year-old Indian athlete Maan Kaur is a world record holder in her age group for several categories. She started running in 2009, when her son, Gurdev Singh, urged her to take up track and field.
She is a hard worker to the core as she wakes up at around 4’o clock in the morning and then starts off with her regular practice of running and also walking. Apparently, she runs 20 kms a day, which is a lot even for a young person.
Harita Kaur Deol
Born on 1972, Harita was one of first seven women cadets who were inducted into the Air Force as SSC officers of India in 1993. On 2nd September 1994, 22 years old Harita Deol made India shine after she became the first woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force.
She was just 25 year old when she died in an air crash near Nellore on Dec 25, 1996. Although we have lost this shining diamond, she will always be remembered in our hearts.
Amarjeet Singh Chawla
62-year-old visually-impaired runner, Amarjeet Singh Chawla is another inspiration for all of us. He has completed 101 runs in his illustrious career so far. Out of the 101 races, 83 were marathons. Amarjeet Singh Chawla lost his eyesight at the age of 40 and ran his first marathon at 48 in 2004.
Since his first run, Amarjeet Singh Chawla has featured in about 101 running competitions and has won medals and trophies almost every year.
Armless cyclist Jagwinder Singh’s story will surely inspire you to be positive in your life. Hailing from Punjab’s Pattran area, Jagwinder is popular known as ‘Super Singh’. Jagwinder was born without full arms or hands. However, this disability didn’t stop Jagwinder from turning into cyclist.
He is inspiring all by cycling over 25km every day.