23rd May 2024 10:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Tuting, May 23: In keeping up with the highest traditions and military ethos of the Indian Army, troops of Spear Corps conducted an event to pay homage to Sepoy Satinder ‘Sati Baba’ of 4 SIKH LI. Every year the 23rd of May is celebrated as 'Sati Baba Day', in remembrance of the fallen soldier who sacrificed his life to rescue his comrade during a patrol in 2020. Since then, the immortalized Sati Baba is believed to be the protector of all security forces operating in the tough and challenging terrain of Siang valley.
The ceremony comprised of wreath laying by Commanding Officer of troops stationed in Tuting, civil dignitaries and a Junior Commissioned Officer of 4 SIKH LI and rituals to include changing of flag. Large number of locals also attended the event.
It is worthwhile to mention that on 1st July 2020, Sep Satinder as part of a high altitude patrol was crossing a river in Siang Valley. During the challenging crossing of the river, one of his fellow patrol member stumbled precariously. Sep Satinder, displaying bravery & selflessness,  rushed to save his brother in arms, but tragically lost his footing and was swept away by the River. Despite extensive search his mortal remains could  never be  recovered.
Surprisingly on 23 May 2021 a porter who was part of the patrol approached Commanding Officer of Tuting Battalion and revealed his dream in which Sep Satinder appeared and assured him that he would remain in the valley to safeguard all troops and porters. The Sati Baba Sentry Post was subsequently constructed and since then stands testament to the valour and cameraderie of armed forces and the forces continue to draw  inspiration from the fallen hero.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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