Lal Singh announces Rs 50,000 cash award, IAY house for two brave boys

Excelsior Correspondent

Health Minister Lal Singh with brave boys.
Health Minister Lal Singh with brave boys.

UDHAMPUR, Aug 7:- Minister for Health and Medical Education, Choudhary Lal Singh visited Narsoo (Dhramthal) area of Chenani and encouraged two brave boys of the Chenani namely Vikramjeet Singh and Rakesh Sharma for catching a militant alive.
He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
Earlier, Minister visited the spot where the militants attacked the BSF bus. Local people of the area apprised him about the whole incident there.
Later, he visited Dhramthal area and interacted with the local people and two brave boys of the area. People of the area demanded jobs, awards and to provide security to these brave boys for their courage and act of bravery. People also demanded PMGSY road to Chirdi Village, construction of new toilets and street lights and to strengthen the Village Defence Committees.
While speaking on the occasion, Minister appreciated the bravery and courage of two local boys of the Chenani , who had caught a militant alive. He said that it is a great achievement of these two brave boys to catch a militant alive and with bare hands. He said that it is matter of pride for the people of area.
He also appreciated the efforts of DC Udhampur Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in handling such a situation timely, efficiently and effectively..
He announced Rs 50000 cash reward and IAY house to each brave boy and also asked DC Udhampur to prepare their job cases soon. He assured the people that he will recommend their names for State as well as National awards. He also announced 200 toilets and 100 street lights to the Chirdi area. He stressed upon the people of the area to be more vigilant and cautious.
MLA Chenani, Dinanath Bhagat also spoke on the occasion and put forth of various demands of the people which include filling up of vacant posts and asked the Minister to provide jobs and rewards to these two brave people of the area for their act of bravery.

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