CM announces Rs. 20 lakh relief to Himachal martyrs families

Jan 03, 2016 17:26 |

Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh has expressed grief over the death of two soldiers from Himachal Pradesh, who sacrificed their lives while fighting with the terrorists during the terror attack on Pathankot airbase on Saturday.

The Chief Minister said  Havaldar Sanjeevan Singh Rana of Siyun village of Shahpur assembly segment in Kangra district and Havaldar Jagdish Chand who hailed from Gola village of Sinhunta tehsil in Chamba district sacrificed their lives for maintaining the unity, integrity and security of the Nation. He said the brave soldiers of Himachal Pradesh had always made supreme sacrifices for sake of the country. The sacrifices of both the soldiers would always be remembered by the people of the State and the Country, he added.

In his condolence message, Shri Virbhadra Singh has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. He said the people of the State were standing with them in this hour of grief. He also prayed for the peace of the departed souls.

The Chief Minister announced financial assistance of Rs. 20 lakhs each to the family members of the deceased soldiers.