Chandigarh, Aug 27 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday visited the homes of two soldiers who died in a road accident in Ladakh on August 19 and offered Rs one crore each to their families.
Punjab’s Naib Subedar Ramesh Lal and Gunner Tarandeep Singh were among nine soldiers who died after their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Ladakh’s Leh district.
After visiting the native places of these two soldiers in Faridkot and Fatehgarh Sahib districts, Mann said that nine valiant heroes had laid down their lives in the line of duty to protect the unity, integrity and sovereignty of the country.
He said, “Two sons of Punjab – Ramesh Lal of Sarsiri village of Faridkot and Tarandeep Singh of Bassi Pathana also laid down their lives.”
The Chief Minister said that this is an irreparable loss to the country and especially to the bereaved families.
Handing over the check to both these families, he said that the entire country is indebted to the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country and its people.
Mann also announced suitable jobs for the relatives of these two soldiers on compassionate grounds.
In Tarandeep Singh’s ‘Last Ardaas’, the Chief Minister announced a job for his sister. He also promised to build a stadium named after him.
Maan also announced a job for Ramesh Lal’s wife and construction of a stadium in the village in her name.
Bhasha Rajkumar Dilip
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