Jaswant Singh cremated
MALERKOTLA: Mortal remains of Sepoy Jaswant Singh
of 10 Sikh Light Infantry, who laid down his life on July 6, in Kargil
in a fierce hand-to-hand combat with the Pakistani intruders, were consigned
to flames with full military and civil honour at his native village, Bhasaur,
10 km from here, under Dhuri subdivision today.
Master Sukhvender Singh, eight-year-old
son of the martyr, lit the pyre of his father. Jaswant Singh was the youngest
of four brothers. He is survived by his wife and three children.
His father Swaran Singh, said he
was proud of his son's bravery.
Those who were present at the time
of cremation include: Mr Gobind Singh Kanjhla, State Minister, Punjab;
Mr Dhanwant Singh, MLA, Dhuri; Mr Anirudh Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner,
and Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP, Sangrur.
The Deputy Commissioner said all
possible help would be given to the family of the martyr by the state government.
Mr Makhan Lal Lalka, Chairman Bajigar Cell of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee
also visited the breaved family and expressed his sympathies.
Courtesy: The Tribune News Service