In recognition to the performance and rehabilitating the family of Late Subedar Makhan Singh of Village-Batholi, PO-Chhabewal, Distt-Hoshiarpur as an outstanding athlete of national repute, the Punjab government has appointmented his son Bhupinder Singh as helper in the office of District Welfare Officer Hoshiarpur with immediate effect.Disclosing this here today S. Virsa Singh Valtoha, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Defense Welfare mentioned that of Late. Makhan Singh had the singular honour of beating Star Athlete Flying Sikh Milkha Singh twice in National Games at Kolkata in 1962. S. Valtoha expressed his deep anguish at the present state of Veteran Makhan Singh's wife Smt Salinder Kaur along with his 30 year old handicapped son Shri. Parminder Singh was living in state of virtual penury.
Virsa Singh Valtoha appreciated the efforts of Brig Manjit Singh, Director Defense Services Welfare, Punjab, who took keen initiative to ensure respectable rehabilitation of the family. Mr. Valtoha also said that the family of Makhan Singh would be further provided a 'Tri-cycle' to meet the requirement of physically challenged son. Disability relief would also be provided from Punjab Amalgamated Fund. He also assured that Directorate of Defense Services Welfare, Punjab would take up the case with Army Headquarters to make adequate provisions for continuation of family pension in favor of the Veteran's son which is now only applicable to the Veteran's wife.