COURAGE UN­DER FIRE

India Today - - UPDATE -

Haval­dar Nawang Thin­les is a proud sol­dier who saw bat­tle dur­ing the 1999 Kargil con­flict. Dur­ing the war, he was shifted from Bel­gaum in Kar­nataka to the zone of con­flict in Kargil at short no­tice. While he was suc­cess­ful in beat­ing back the in­trud­ers, but on that fate­ful night when flash floods hit Leh in 2010, he could not save his wife as he was busy serv­ing the coun­try. The floods washed away his house in Phyang. Mar­ried to a sol­dier, his wife was not short on courage, and per­ished sav­ing com­mu­nity mem­bers. His daugh­ter too demon­strated ex­treme courage, and saved her two younger broth­ers by hold­ing on to a tree with them till help ar­rived.

Thin­les now takes care of his three chil­dren who live in hos­tels and study to re­alise their dreams. The three cases of Haval­dar Thin­les and his two col­leagues, Haval­dar Tser­ing Dorge and Haval­dar Stanzin Dadul, were con­sid­ered for sup­port by the CTF on the rec­om­men­da­tions made by the Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of the Ladakh Reg­i­ment Cen­tre in Phyang. Fol­low­ing this, CTF signed a tri­par­tite agree­ment in­volv­ing the three soldiers and the cen­tre. Ac­cord­ingly, the Ladakh Scouts Reg­i­ment Cen­tre is ac­tively in­volved in mon­i­tor­ing there con­struc­tion of houses be­long­ing to these soldiers and rec­om­mend­ing re­lease of funds di­rectly to them. The Ladakh Scouts Reg­i­ment Cen­tre also sends reg­u­lar up­dates and pho­tographs of the work in progress and helps CTF dur­ing its mon­i­tor­ing vis­its. This ar­range­ment helps us in en­sur­ing that the fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance is used ef­fec­tively.

THIN­LES WITH BALAJI IN FRONTOFHIS HOUSE UN­DER CON­STRUC­TION

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