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Village road, school to be named after Moga martyr

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Tribune News Service

Moga, August 9

Sacrifices of martyrs will be remembered forever and their valiant spirit will keep guiding us, Cabinet Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said today. He said this while participating in the ‘bhog’ ceremony of Sepoy Lakhbir Singh at his native Demru Khurd village in the district. Sepoy Lakhbir Singh was martyred in the line of duty on the Chinese border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Paying homage to the sacrifice of the soldier on behalf of the state government along with MP Mohammad Sadiq, MLA Darshan Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans, Baghapurana SDM Swaranjit Kaur and other dignitaries, Rana Sodhi said Lakhbir Singh made his parents and the entire state proud.

He said an ex gratia grant of Rs 50 lakh and a government job to one of his family members would be given by the state government.

The minister said a government school and the road leading to the village would be named after the martyr.

MLA Brar promised the family that the government would extend all possible help to them. Hans said the needs of the family and villagers would be addressed on a priority basis.

Lakhbir Singh had died on July 22 while trying to rescue fellow jawans from the vagaries of nature during patrol duty on the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. His body was recovered after a few days and was cremated in the village on July 30.

from The Tribune

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