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Martyr’s village to get memorial

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, July 27

Twentyone years after he attained martyrdom during the Kargil war, Naik Bahadur Singh's native village Banbhaura will get a memorial to honour him.

After The Tribune highlighted the delay in the construction of the memorial on Monday, the Chief Minister's office issued directions and the Sangrur Deputy Commissioner (DC) sent a team to the village to prepare the estimates for the project.

"I had sent a team of officials of the Panchayat and Rural Development Department after I got calls from the CM's office and Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla. We will try our best for the construction of memorial at the earliest," said Ramvir, DC.

Since the end of the Kargil war in 1999, villagers have written many letters to the authorities for the construction of a memorial so that the coming generations come to know about the supreme sacrifice of Naik Bahadur Singh, but to no avail.

After passing Class X in 1987, Bahadur Singh had joined the Army in 1988. He attained martyrdom in 1999.

"Today a team of officials visited the local stadium, where we have demarcated the land for the construction of a memorial. We request Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to get it done at the earliest," said Sukhdeep Singh Goldy, president of the village youth club.

Block Development and Panchayat Officer, Malerkotla-I, Amandeep Kaur confirmed that they were preparing estimates for the memorial.

from The Tribune

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