Chatha (Gurdaspur), October 13
Naik Mandeep Singh’s physique was cremated with full state honours at his native village Chatha on Wednesday. Hundreds of individuals turned as much as pay their final respects to the martyr, killed in a militant assault in Poonch.
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His mother, Manjit Kaur, was inconsolable, and so have been the soldier’s spouse and brothers. But when the second arrived to take her son’s physique on its final journey, the mother jumped the queue and was one among the pallbearers. Later, she saluted the physique earlier than it was consigned to the flames.
A contingent of the nineteenth Sikh reversed arms and fired photographs within the air as a mark of respect.
His spouse, Mandeep Kaur, tried to place up a courageous face whereas talking about the way forward for her sons— Mantaj (4) and 38-days-old Gurkirat.
The Army additionally handed over a T-shirt inscribed with ‘Mandy-22’ to the household. Mandeep used to put on it whereas enjoying soccer for his unit. His colleagues stated he was good at each soccer and basketball and had introduced many laurels to his unit.
The Punjab Government was represented by Cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa whereas DC Mohammad Ishfaq laid wreaths on behalf of the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Governor. Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, who hails from Gurdaspur, despatched in a condolence message. — TNS