Guv, Pul mourns havildar's death
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, May 28: Aruchal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa and Chief Minister Kalikho Pul have mourned the sad demise of Havildar Hangpang Dada of Borduria village under Khonsa.
36-year-old Dada who was posted with 35 Rashtriya Riffles of the Indian Army from the Assam Regiment laid down his life while fighting four heavily armed terrorists who had infiltrated into northern Kashmir from PoK at 13,000 ft high Samsa Bari range on May 26 last.
Dada was the first to spot the terrorist and confronted them and despite being wounded and bleeding, fought and sacrificed his life for the tion, far from home.
Conveying sincere condolence to the bereaved family and praying for eterl peace of the departed soul, Rajkhowa said that the death of Late Dada reminds all of the extraordiry sacrifices made by people of Aruchal Pradesh in defence of the tion.
“We will draw inspiration from his ultimate sacrifice and continue to strive towards safe-guarding our motherland. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and relatives,” he added.
Pul in his condolence message to the great soldier’s family said, “I am shocked over the tragic news of the death of a true martyr of the tion who gave his life guarding the tion’s border.”
“I express my sincere solidarity to the bereaved family members and also to the Indian Army for the loss of their brave man. He was indeed a true patriot who laid his life in the line of his duties for the cause of our motherland and I salute him,” he said.
“In this hour of grief, I express my heartfelt and sincere condolences to the bereaved family members and pray almighty god to grant them enough strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss,” Pul added.
Meanwhile, the chief minister has announced ex-gratia to the family members of Havildar Dada who is survived by wife Chasen Lowang, daughter Roukhin and 6 year old son Senwang.