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Family Celebrates Soldier’s Return

  Spouse Sujata Singh and her two children were overjoyed yesterday after Major Praneel Singh arrived safely from peacekeeping duties in Lebanon. The family rejoiced in re-union after a 54-week
03 Nov 2016 11:00
Family Celebrates Soldier’s Return
Major Praneel Singh,Aryal Singh,wife Sujata Singh and Antariksh during the arrival of the The Republic of Fiji Military Force 15 command/handover team that had been deployed for 1 year two week in Lebanon at Nadi Airport yesterday. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

 

Spouse Sujata Singh and her two children were overjoyed yesterday after Major Praneel Singh arrived safely from peacekeeping duties in Lebanon.

The family rejoiced in re-union after a 54-week stint in the Middle East for Major Singh who flew in at the Nadi International Airport in Nadi.

Major Singh arrived 10 days before his 38th birthday with 15 key appointed holders’ who were deployed at South At-Tiri in Lebanon.

“My husband will be celebrating his birthday in 10 days time and we are so blessed and happy that they have arrived safely,” Ms Singh said.

“He turns 38 then; and we are overjoyed, especially my children they could not wait to see their dad.”

The two boys Antariksh, 11; and seven-year-old Arya were rejoicing in seeing their father.

Ms Singh said a family celebration was in line for her husband.

Major Singh who is originally from Vunitogoloa in Ra was very emotional and thankful to meet his family.

“I just thank God for guiding us and keeping us safe, it feels good to be back home,” he said.

“Challenges were overcome with team effort, we work together and we never lost track of God.”

He said the family was one of the biggest factors for their staying focused with their Middle Eastern assignment.

“Also all our family back at home those were the motivating factors that kept us going all this while,” Major Singh said.

“From here than we go back to headquarters than we will be deployed to respective areas.”

The 15 member-troop are the command team/handover team that had been given the responsibility to handover the location and other related matters to the United Nations peacekeeping forces.

“This is the first time I have been deployed to Lebanon, but I have been to Sinai and Iraq and other places for peacekeeping duties,” he said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

 

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