In the latest update, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Wednesday paid tribute to Sepoy Gajjan Singh, 26. He was cremated at his native village in Pachranda in Nupur Bedi in Ropar District with military honors.
CM Participates In Soldier’s Ardas
As per the reports, the Chief Minister was accompanied by the Assembly Speaker KP Singh as he laid wreath and participated in the ardas. He was also accompanied by the martyr’s nephew and his father to lit the pyre.
Sepoy Gajjan Singh died in the line of duty in a gunfight with the terrorists in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir on October 11. CM shared his sympathies with the family of the martyr. He said that Singh’s unprecedented sacrifice for the country will inspire the fellow soldiers to perform their duties to the fullest and utmost dedication and commitment to protect the country and its sovereignty and integrity.
Singh was the youngest for the four brother and had joined the army nine years ago. He got married eight months ago in February. His family holding a farmer union flag in the wedding attire went viral over social media. The martyr is survived by his wife Harpreet Kaur and parents — Charan Singh and Malkeet Kaur.
Punjab CM Announces Ex-Gratia To Three Martyrs
This comes after the Army Chief General MM Naravane on Monday paid tribute to five soldiers who sacrificed their lives during an encounter between security forces and terrorits in the Poonch district.
Punjab CM also expressed his condolences and announced ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakhs and a government job for one of the family members of the three martyrs. It includes Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh, Sepoy Gajjan Singh and Naik Mandeep Singh.
In the three encounters in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir, it includes Junior Commissioner Officer and two terrorists.