Shaheed Major Manoj
pay respect to Kargil martyr
A third generation
officer, Maj Manoj Talwar, left the more lucrative option of becoming an
army doctor when he chose to join the National Defence Academy. His father,
Capt (Retd) P L Talwar, is sad but proud that his son fought for the motherland.
The body of Major
Manoj Talwar of 3, Mahar Regiment was cremated here in Surajkund cremation
ground with full military honour.
people turned up for the Majo’s who was killed while fighting Pakistani
infiltrators in Drass. The cremation ground was packed with the local people,
politicians, businessmen, army, and officials who payed tributes to the
last journey of Major Manoj started from his residence situated at Defence
Colony at 10.30 a.m.and took nearly four hours to cover a distance of 9
kilometers between his house and the cremation ground. The procession passed
through Mawana road. Civil Lines, Eves crossing and Hashimpura area before
reaching Surajkund. People lined up on the roadsides to pay their respects.
Hundreds of Tri-colours fluttering on both sides of the roads to salute
the great hero.
Markets in the
area remained closed on the call of the Sanyukt Vyapar Mandal. Two cinema
halls — Meghdoot and Gulmarg also suspended their noon shows so that people
could join the procession.
family of Major Talwar in Meerut
Courtesy: Hindustan Times