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 last week.
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 village yesterday.
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.
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