Lance Naik Albert Ekka
Born: 27 December 1942
Died: 3 December 1971
- He was a soldier in the Indian Army.
- He was martyred in action in the battle of Hilli, during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
- He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valor in the face of the enemy.
- As the war broke out, 14 Guards were attached to the IV Corps.
- The capture of Gangasagar, located 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) to the south Akhaura in the Brahmanbaria District, was crucial for the advancement of IV Corps, and 14 Guards was tasked for that.
- He was posthumously awarded India’s highest wartime gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra.
- In 2000, on the occasion of the 50th Republic day, the Government of India issued a postal stamp in his memory.
- The son of Jharkh and was honored by naming the major intersection in front of Firayalal store as Albert Ekka Chowk, which also bears his statue.
- A block (district subdivision) in Gumla has also been created in his name.
- Sources say that the Government failed to take care of his family and they are not in a healthy state.
- Due to utter corruption, only words are being said on his birthdays and martyr days but no one is taking care of the family.
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December 27, 2019