The event was witnessed by Brig Gaurav Rishi, Commander, 107 Mountain Brigade and many civilian dignitaries including Maneswar Brahma, MLA, Barama Constituency, informed Guwahati-based defence spokesperson Lt Col P Khongsai.
Deepak is a determined and motivated soldier of 15 Jat Regiment. He was a young soldier when he met with a serious accident in a mine field during active service in field area in Poonch Sector.
However, an unflinching motivation to overcome this unfortunate incident drove him towards excelling in many sporting events like basketball, boxing and squash. It was his sheer willpower and confidence that he continued and excelled in these physical events in spite of being gravely injured.
However, he was not satisfied with his comeback. With a singular goal to overcome the physical and mental trauma of being injured and driven by his superlative diligence and self-motivation, he has established records for knuckle pushups raising one leg and carrying 40 lbs weight.
A few records set by him recently includes 51 knuckle pushups in one minute on January 23 with which he was able to get his name entered in the Asia Book of Records followed by a record of 52 knuckle pushups for which he got his name entered in the India Book of Records on January 26.
The panel of judges included Pawan Solanki, President of India Book of Records and Surumani Dole.
In this successful attempt on Monday, Lance Naik Desh Deepak made a record of 55 knuckle push-ups raising one leg and carrying 40 lbs weight by beating the current record of 49 knuckle pushups set by Jarjees Rashed in UAE in August 2017.