GURUDASPUR: It has been over 40 years that she lost her brother in the Indo-Pak war but Jalandhar resident Amritpal Kaur has kept the festival alive by visiting his memorial in the district on Raksha Bandhan every year.
65-year-old Kaur has been religiously visiting the memorial of her brother Kamaljeet Singh, who died fighting Pakistani soldiers on December 4, 1971, in Bamial sector in Gurdaspur district on the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
Kamaljeet Singh was a wireless operator in the 20 Battalion of Border Security Force which was deployed at Simbal border out post (BOP).
Kaur, who reached Simbal border outpost assisted by BSF personnel, said that she eagerly waits for Raksha Bandhan every year and places a rakhi on the martyr's memorial.
She also ties rakhis to BSF personnel posted in the area.