The Shishukunj Model United Nations, 2017

I am the boss Major DP Singh

With the theme Reinventing and Revitalizing the Force of Humanity, a 3-day event, Shishukunj Model United Nations was organised at Shishukunj International School, Indore from Thursday, July 20 to Saturday, July 22, 2017, to instill the delegates with enthusiasm to be aware about the problems concerning the world and to come up with effective solutions. Over 650 talented high-school students from some of the Asia�s most elite schools and colleges participated in the event.

On 21st July, 2017, Major DP Singh addressed the students and the teachers, sharing his views on the topic- I AM THE BOSS. He encouraged the students to take the reins in their own hands and be the boss of their lives. He advised them not to be disheartened by the challenges and enlightened them with the ways about how those challenges should be faced. He said that those who get to face the challenges are, in fact, lucky as the process enables them to enhance their leadership and life skills.

He compared the struggles of life to the school exams. Just as the students become eligible for the next class after passing the examinations, the struggles we face take us forward in life. Actually, struggles are a sign that something good is about to happen. All that matters is skills and knowledge along with the right attitude. He also emphasized the importance of knowing our weaknesses and controlling them, while making sure that the failures do not bring our morale down.

Major DP Singh shared with them his own experience, when he was declared brought dead at the hospital in the Kargil war. Even after his revival, he lost his leg, but he was determined to never depend on others and hence, became active in sports, earning multiple Limca records. He stated that disability is just a state of mind and when you believe that You Can, you are not disabled.


SwachhAbility Run 2018

SwachhAbility Run

SwachhAbility aims at inclusion of divangs as equals by recognising their achievements and zealous attitude towards life, proving to the world that they are in no way less able.​ ​SwachhAbility Run aims at creating awareness among the masses about swachhta by involving them in the mission to make India cleaner, greener and more beautiful.


Carrying forward the spirit of the Indian Army, SwachhAbility Run emphasizes on the inclusion of Divyangs as equals and Swachh Bharat, motivating people to run for celebrating the initiative of changing the world by leading it. This run aims at evolving our nation into an inclusive and pristine land.

Swachh Run for a cause

Major DP Singh, the bellwether of change, upholding the spirit of Indian Army came forward to lead this run and bring a change in the country. Comprehending the need of Divyangs’ inclusion as equals in the country and Swachh Bharat, he invited all Indians to celebrate this run and spread the message.

“I Pledge that

I will appreciate the abilities of people around me and respect and value every creation of God.

I also pledge that

I will do my best to keep my surroundings and my city clean and beautiful.”

Contemplating the country’s future, this run involved the committed participation of school children, thereby making the noble message immortal.

Be the change you want

Lead the change by action, don’t wait for others to begin.

“I” is an alphabet that defines both the noble causes of the SwachhAbility Run. Major DP Singh started his journey with an eye on “I”. He always believed in it and with his sheer willpower, kept on spreading the message “Lead the change by action, don’t wait for others to begin” across the globe. Now in the second edition of SwachhAbility Run, Major D.P. Singh ran continuously towards the goal of bringing a change in the society and covered 5 cities of Panjim, Belagavi, Hubballi, Mangaluru and Bengaluru, resulting in a glorious and spectacular event.


Kargil Vijay Divas

kargil vijay divas Major DP Singh

18 years back in 1999, on 15th July, I got injured, I had two choices:-

1. To carry on as 100% disable, dependent on others. Or,

2. To stand back on my feet and make best use of whatever I have.

Any soldier, will make the obvious choice, so did I.

I did not just chose to make best use of whatever I have, but also made all efforts to pay back and keep contributing towards betterment and progress of my motherland. After all, each one of us, injured or fit, have this moral responsibility. And the same is mentioned in “Fundamental duties” of our constitution.

So, the question was and is, “What am I doing to make my country look good”?

I feel proud and humble that Almighty gave me strength to keep following my duties, to the best of my capabilities and HE also ensures that I should make efforts to improve my capabilities.

In the ongoing efforts, recently on 15th July, I was able to celebrate my “Death Anniversary” in Kargil itself and then run, the maiden, Kargil International Marathon on 16th July. After completing my 21 km, I received my medal and directly went to Drass war memorial attired in same dress.

The memorial, where many of my mates, left their name inscribed in golden words to remain alive forever in history and memories of we Indians. I was not lucky enough to reach anywhere near them, but I could touch their feet and lay my medal as homage to their brave efforts.


I know my medal is no where in front of what they did to save our country, but I was finding it very trivial to stand their wearing it. I am sure, they will accept my humble and trivial homage.

May you all stay alive forever in the history of India mates.

And May we Indians cherish your contribution to the extent that we start owning our responsibilities towards this mother earth and do our bit to save it.

That for sure will be a befitting remembrance of martyrs and Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Jai hind

Kargil International Marathon, 2017

Kargil International Marathon Major Dp Singh

Employing sports as a bridge to connect the people in the best of human spirit, Kargil International Marathon was organised on 16th July,2017, in the city which is renowned for the battle of 1999 which is still etched in our minds. The chief objective of the marathon was to project Kargil as a potential tourist destination (primarily focusing on sports) and to commemorate the Kargil war heroes. By giving the participants a choice between walking or running 5 km, 10 km, half marathon and even take up the Tiger Hill challenge of 120 km, it also attempted to give an insight to the normal citizens about the daily struggles and hardships faced by our soldiers in such a challenging terrain.

Major DP Singh has devoted himself completely to this national cause and is bent on making this initiative, a successful one. He celebrated his Death Anniversary on 15th July in Kargil by cutting a cake, a ritual usually practised on birthdays. Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Bhamre, clicked a button and launched a new era of motivation, encompassed in a website of Major DP Singh. On the morning of 16th July, Major DP Singh ran his maiden Kargil International Marathon and on successful completion of 21 km, received the medal as an appreciation of his efforts.

His respect for the Kargil war martyrs took him straight to the Drass War Memorial, also known as Vijyapath, where he paid tribute to those, who even after giving up their lives for their Motherland, are still alive in our hearts. Major DP Singh considers himself not lucky enough as he couldn’t be the one among them in the war. He saluted their incomparable sacrifice and laid his medal at the memorial as a homage to the war heroes.

The event turned out to be a massive success as an impressive number of people, irrespective of their gender or age, participated in the marathon with utmost zeal, thereby, contributing in achieving the major motive. Witnessing such an overwhelming response from the people, even the hills demanded. Once more Once more.


IDBI federal life insurance New Delhi marathon 2017

Divyangs Major DP Singh

With the efforts of Major DP Singh, this marathon became fully inclusive last year in February, as on his request the organisers allowed People with Disabilities ( Divyangs ) to participate in the event of their choice. The Divyangs were given a separate small 2.5 km walk parade known as Champion with disabilities.

35 divyangs were made to participate in 21 km as well as 5 km run. They did it miraculously without any extra support by running on wheelchairs and artificial legs among the other people.

This year too, on 26 th February, 65 persons with disability completed the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon out of whom 6 completed 21 km and rest all did 10 km.

Major DP Singh was glad to meet Sachin Tendulkar, the face of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Marathon, 2017, at the launch event of the held in October. Describing that moment, he says When I shook hand with him I found the grip strong, of course it is not easy to handle the bat and hit 100s on fastest bowlers of world, just like that. The strong grip but had a soft smile behind it and acknowledgement of meeting a war veteran. He knew about me was not a surprise to me but he giving a reference of mine in the very beginning of his address to press was a sweet surprise.

There are challenges and when it gets tough, then the tough get going. Guys like Major DP Singh set an example said the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar at the launch event of 2017 New Delhi Marathon adding that he was inspired by Major DP Singh story. This was the sweet address which overwhelmed Major DP Singh.


Greenathon by VNC

Greenathon Major DP Singh

Greenathon, An annual walk, run and cycle event to save environment

Major DP Singh has always been ever ready to put in his utmost efforts for the amelioration of India. He has fulfilled all the commitments towards his nation and never shied away from going out of his comfort zone to do something worthwhile. Being an important part of Greenathon was one such dynamic step, exhibiting his valiance and effervescence with which he lives his life.

Keeping up to his promise, he made a year ago to Mr. Dhaval Patel at a youth conference in Panchgani, Major D P Singh paid a visit in Vidyanagar, Anand and devoted a day to nature and cleaner India.

Dr. Dhaval Patel (the same name, coincidentally) , the collector and DM of the city was present at the event for flag off of the Greenathon. Major met him post noon and discussed a few of his concerns regarding the village. The collector agreed to pull the administration to do the needful. Meanwhile, Mr. Dhaval Patel decided to clean the area with the help of his volunteers.

During the run, Major was mesmerized by the enthusiasm exhibited by an 8 th standard girl, Jhanavi, who was running her first 10km. Appreciating her for her efforts, he said I wish if each girl shows such grit, perseverance, determined and humble attitude no one can stop them to conquer the world.

The joint efforts of Dr. Dhaval Patel, Mr. Dhaval Patel and Major Devender Pal Singh did not go waste and the trio DP effect turned out to be successful.