Our Inspiration

Soni Memorial Trust has been set up to uphold the legacy of our father for two causes he strongly believed in. One, equal opportunity for all to study. And second, a system in place to take care of the needs of the elderly.
Having studied under the light of the street lamp post in Ferozepur, he later stood first in FC College Lahore.

Joined IMA Dehradun when India had not yet attained Independence and was commissioned in 1947 (2nd course, IMA).
Founder Father of Unit 11 Infantry Divisional Signal Regiment (01 Nov 1965).
Unit was awarded GOC-in-C Southern Command Unit Appreciation for the yr 2018-19.
Awarded COAS commendation for act of Gallantry in Barmer sector operations Sept-Dec 1965, devotion towards duty and example set for others in service.
Soni Memorial Hall


Took premature retirement from the Indian Army in 1969, after 22 years of service, to pursue a M Sc in Information Engineering from University of Lancaster, UK and spent many later years in the corporate world and as a responsible senior citizen of our great country.


He had a soft corner for underprivileged children and always distributed books, stationery and sweets to them whenever he got the opportunity.
An Officer and a Gentleman, he wanted more youngsters to join the Indian Army.
Took great care of his parents in their advanced age.

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