” We used to go to Gurudwara for langar seva where we were given different types of work including lifting heavy luggage. We used to pass on to Davinder who would lift heavy luggage with ease”, stated a friend of Border Security Force’s Commandant late Davinder Singh at antim ardas ceremony recently held in Delhi’s Janakpuri area. BSF Commandant Singh donated his eyes. Talking about his father’s pledge to donate eyes for a noval cause, Commandant Singh’s elder son Jaskaran became emotional. A law student, Jaskaran says,” AIIMS doctors told, his father’s eyes were donated on time as these eyes were donated to the needy within hours of donation of eyes”.
An inspiration for many, Commandant Davinder Singh was quite popular in his locality. In fact, Antim Ardas ceremony was well attended as people were seen sitting on the stairs of double-storeyed gurudwara. His colleagues in the initial years of service or officers who worked with Commandent Singh (1993 batch) in initial years of their service , also attended the ceremony. Several senior officers, retired officers and Singh’s subordinates were present on the occasion. Janakpuri area MLA Veena Sharma was present among several dignitories.
Paying floral tributes to the departed soul, Guru Bhola Nath Sharma who had given training to Singh in his initial years of BSF association , had all the praise for Singh . ” He was a disciplined, intelligent and skilled officer”. Among those who were present on the occasion included DIG ( retired) K S Walia, ADG S K Sood, Commandant Devbrat Negi. Commandent Singh’s colleague Commandant Y S Rathore looked after the arrangements for the ceremony.
After Antim Ardas, these officers clicked photos with Commandant Singh’s widow Nardeep Kaur and family members.