Captain Pawan Kumar, who sacrificed his life fighting the militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore District, was a source of motivation for his batchmates.
Batchmates of the martyred Captain recalled his valour and bravery, saying that he always led from the front and was very determined and focused.
“He always led us from the front. He was well determined and focused.
He motivated me a lot during my days in NDA and I really miss him. He will always remain in my heart,” said one of his batchmates. His other coursemate said that he was a real sweetheart, who always kept motivating all his colleagues not to give up until their last breath.
“He was a great friend of ours. We trained for three years at the NDA. He always had a plan in mind and always led from the front. He was a real sweetheart. We will really miss him and he will stay in our hearts forever.
He was also a great motivator,” his other batchmate told ANI. “Whenever we were tired and were unable to take any further steps, he used to motivate us and tell us to keep running…He had a most glorifying end to his life and his life is a really trophy to us,” he added.
Recalling his humorous behaviour, one of his coursemates said that he always joked on Jats. The martyred Captain was honoured with a wreath laying ceremony at the Indian Air Force Base at Pathankot on Monday after which his body was brought to his hometown here.
The last rites of the martyred Captain were conducted with full military honours The 23-year-old was among the three army personnel from elite Para unit who lost their lives in the ongoing encounter with militants in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir.