Tearful adieu to 8
Jammu, July 13
Thousands of people of
Jammu division yesterday bade a tearful adieu to
eight valiant sons of the soil, who sacrificed their
lives while fighting Pakistani intruders on
snow-clad peaks of the Tiger Hill in Kargil sector
These gallant heroes
included Naib Subedar Roval Singh of
Makhnapur-Charkhan village of Bishnah tehsil, Lance
Naik Devinder Singh of Kotli-Shah Gullah village of
R.S. Pura tehsil, Janvir Singh of Keerpind village
in R.S. Pura, Gurdeep Singh of village Palouta in
Ramgarh tehsil, Havaldar Kulbir Singh of Koupur of
Ramgarh, Sepoy Lakhwinder Singh of Sarthi Khud
village in Kathua district, Porter Kamlesh Kumar of
Satwari block in Jammu and rifleman Manzoor Hussain
of Choogan Charoon village in Poonch district.
While the mortal remains of
seven of these Kargil martyrs were consigned to
flames in their respective villages with full
military honours, the body of another was laid to
rest in his ancestral graveyard at his native
Thousand of people drawn
from all sections of society converged at the
funeral sites and paid homage to the departed souls.
At Keerpind, Jammu and
Kashmir Minister for Industries and Commerce Bodh
Raj Bali joined the cremation of Sepoy Janvir Singh.
He handed over a cheque of Rs two lakh to the father
of the martyr. Mr Bali said Rs one lakh would be
spent from its contingency fund for the construction
of a 500 yard link road in Keerpind village. This
road has been named as Shaheed Janvi Singh Marg.
Bali also participated in the cremation of Lance
Naik Divender Singh at Kotlishah Dulla. He also
visited the residence of Naib Subedar Rovel Singh at
Makhanpur. The Minister handed over an ex-gratia
relief cheque for Rs two lakh to the father of the
martyr. A memorial gate on the entrance of the
village will be constructed after the name of
Shaheed Rovel Singh.
Mr Bali also visited the
residence of porter Kamlesh Kumar at village Hakal
and handed over an ex-gratia cheque for Rs two lakh
to his family members.