Nepalis are known all over the world as Vir Gorkhali. Everyone has praised Gorkhali’s bravery. Because of this bravery and valor, these Bir Gorkhalis are never afraid to die. For this reason, Bir Gorkhali is known in the world as the British Army. No country has lagged behind in respecting the courage of Nepalis. Similarly, good news has come from the UK for Nepalis. In the UK, the railway station will now come into operation from Nepali names. The person running the train in the UK is not an ordinary Nepali. He is Tul Bahadur Pun who won the Victoria Cross Award.
This is a great honor in itself. Because no soldier of any country can get such honor. But in the name of Nepali soldier Tul Bahadur, a railway station will be operated in Britain. Now let’s talk about Birgurkhali Tul Bahadur. The question of who are the Nepalis in whose name the railway station is being operated in Britain may arise in everyone’s mind. He is one of the 13 Nepalis to receive the Victoria Cross for his bravery and courage. He has achieved such a great honor in Britain today because of his honesty in military service. This is not just a limited honor. This honor has succeeded in introducing the whole of Nepal to the world.
At the age of 21, he was serving in the 3rd Battalion of the Gurkha Battalion as a Rifle Battalion. He was honored for his bravery in Verma. On June 23, 1944, in an attack on a train station, he saw many of his comrades bereaved. However, he did not give up and fought alone, killing three of the attacking enemies and forcing five others to flee. He stood alone on Pun’s side and five soldiers in opposition. But they were forced to flee. After this incident, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He was awarded the Burma Star with 10 medals.
Tul Bahadur Pun and his father fought valiantly in Verma. The voice patron of the Gorkha Welfare Trust says that when he and his father fought valiantly in Burma. Who was ready to die for our freedom. There is a dearth of such people. Respect is needed for this brave man and his family. That’s why the Great Western Railway in the UK is named after Tul Bahadur Pun, said Al Harden, CEO of Gorkha Welfare Trust. Pun’s son Arjun and daughter Megh Kumari were also present at the inauguration of the railway.