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Hundreds pay last respects to Sangrur braveheart

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Tolawal (Sangrur), June 19

The mortal remains of Sepoy Gurbinder Singh (22), who attained martyrdom in the Galwan valley, were consigned to flames today at his native Tolawal village. Hundreds of people were present to pay their last respects to the martyr.

Gurpreet Singh, Martyr's elder brother

Proud of him

We were waiting for Gurbinder to come home, but not like this. I am proud of him

Earlier, emotions ran high and 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' reverberated in the air when his body reached the village in an Army vehicle. The family members of the martyr, who were planning to get him married during his next vacation, were inconsolable. "We were waiting for him to come home, but not like this. I am proud of him," said Gurpreet Singh, martyr's elder brother.

Education and PWD Minister Vijay Inder Singla, former Finance Minister Parminder Dhindsa, Sunam MLA Aman Arora, national vice-president of the BJP Avinash Rai Khanna, Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ramvir and SSP Sandeep Garg among others were present at the cremation.

"We have issued a notification to name government schools after the four Galwan martyrs from Punjab. Construction of sports complexes is also under consideration at their native villages. All help will be extended to their families," said Singla.

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal visited the family of the martyr. He urged CM Capt Amarinder Singh not to play politics on the sensitive issue. "Army Generals know what needs to be done in the present situation. No one should advise them," said Sukhbir, referring to the CM.

from The Tribune

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