Road dedicated to martyred soldier Avtar Chakma
BORDUMSA: "I urge the authority of 19 Assam Rifles Jairampur to take the responsibility of educating the two minor siblings of martyred 19 AR soldier Avtar Chakma who lost his life battling the militants in the line of his duty a week ago near Longvi village under Nampong circle in Changlang District," said local legislator Somlung Mossang.
Mossang was addressing a gathering on the occasion of 'Punyamadana' (celestial farewell) being religiously organized on the seventh day of his martyrdom here on Sunday morning at his residential village Madakkha Nallah in Diyun circle.
"I request the concerned military administration to accelerate the process of settlements of benefits and help the bereaved family members with other possible assistance regarding the proper upbringing of the children," the MLA urged.
Officials of various ranks and files at Jairampur based 19 Assam Rifles including the wife of the DIG 19 AR, Commanding Officer Colonel Sandeep along with his wife represented the Assam Rifles fraternity in the programme and offered tribute to the martyred. Talo Jerang, the ADC Bordumsa Subdivision, Extra Assistant Commissioner Diyun M Ray, T Zirdo, the SDPO Miao were amongst others to offer tribute to late Chakma.
The religious event was organized maintaining all COVID-19 protocols of the government and SOPs of the health department.
Offering tribute to the brave soldier and solace to the grief-stricken dependents of late Chakma, Mossang also extended financial assistance of Rs 50,000 each to both the siblings for their education and proper upbringing.
Earlier, he had given a one-time funeral relief to the dependents of late Chakma on May 23.
Meanwhile, to immortalize the heroic death of the soldier who made a supreme sacrifice while serving the nation, a local road at Madakkha Nallah was dedicated in his name. Henceforth, the road would be known as Avtar Chakma Road.
An inscription engraving the details of the martyred warrior was also erected and formally unveiled in the cremation site near his residence. "We are also planning to erect a stupa in Diyun in the fond remembrance of our hero late Avtar Chakma," said Navajyoti Chakma a local businessman of Diyun market.
Earlier, the religious Buddhist monks chanted Dhamma songs after the lightening of lamps to mark the rituals which aimed at offering prayers for the departed soul.
"We would come forward with helping hands for the family of the martyred sepoy as far as humanly possible and take up the matter with higher authority," assured the wife of the DIG 19 Assam Rifles during her address on the occasion.