Villagers mourn soldier’s death
NABHA, July 17 — Thousands of residents of Mohali village, near here, and surrounding areas bid a tearful farewell to Sepoy Harjinder Singh of 22 Punjab Regiment yesterday. The soldier had laid down his life while fighting Pak intruders in Sambha sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Our son has made the supreme sacrifice for the nation and we are proud to be his parents", said Mr Kesar Singh and Mrs Harbhajan Kaur, father and mother of the martyr.
Among those who paid homage to the hero were Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Rajya Sabha member, Mr Govind Singh Kanjhla, Minister, Mr Anirudh Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP, Sangrur and Sant Narain Dass Moni.
The martyr was cremated with full military honours in the afternoon. Major P.B. Thapa laid a wreath on the body on behalf of the defence forces.
Courtesy: The Tribune News Service
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