Jodhpur, A book ‘Reflections of A Soldier’ authored by Ajit Singh was released by Lieutenant General Bobby Mathews, General Officer Commanding, Konark Corps at a book release function held at Hotel Chandra Inn, Jodhpur on 21 May 2015. The function was Presided over by Dr Shyam Sakha ‘Shyam’, Former Director Haryana Sahitya Academy and attended by large number of Academicians, Poets and Military & Civil dignitaries. The event was hosted by Maj Gen Sudhir S Jakhar, Chief of Staff Konark Corps and Mrs Alka Jakhar.
The author Ajit Singh was born on 09 Feb 1925 in a small village Gochi in Jhajjar District of Haryana. He served in the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for 41 years retiring as a Gazette Civilian Officer (CO-1) in 1983. His distinguished career saw him on the front lines of combat while with the Army (in the Second World War) and later in the most difficult terrains while serving with the BRO.
The book ‘Reflections of A Soldier’ is compilation of English Poems written over a period of five decades, which express the importance of duty, valour, brotherhood, honesty, love, friendship, faith, patriotism and duty of a Soldier to the Nation and to the people. The poems are full of emotions having deep meaning. Style of these poems is unique, since jotted down by a soldier, an officer of the Indian Army. The book will inspire readers of all ages to understand the emotions , feeling of a soldier as witnessed through various events of history of India. It will also enrich the society in general and literature in a special way.