The Himachal Pradesh government today announced financial assistance of Rs.20 lakh each to the families of two soldiers from the state who sacrificed their lives fighting the terrorists at the Pathankot Indian Air Force base.
Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh expressed grief over the death of Havildar Sanjeevan Singh Rana, 50, of Siyun village in Kangra district and Havildar Jagdish Chand, 58, of Gola village in Chamba district.
Praying for peace to the departed souls, the governor said the nation was indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice.
Virbhadra Singh said the people of the State were standing with the families of martyr in this hour of grief. 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”
Both the martyrs were cremated with full military honours in their native villages, attended by a large number of people.