Bhaderwah, June 15: Rich tributes were paid today to the martyr Naib Subedar Chunni Lal on his 12th death anniversary by Rashtriya Rifles (RR) here.
Naib Subedar Chunni Lal, who was a resident of Southa village of Bhaderwah received his martyrdom while fighting with infiltrators in Kupwara sector on 24th of June 2007.
The martyred Naib Subedar Chunni Lal of 8th Battalion JAKLI who had received Sena Medal, Veer Chakra and Ashok Chakra (Posthumous) simultaneously was remembered by 4 RR under the aegis of Delta Force on his martyrdom day at Lake View Resort, Gatha here today.
Wreaths were laid on the statue of the martyr by civil, police and army officer. On behalf of General Officer Commanding (GOC) Delta Force, CO 4 RR laid wreath on the statue.
About 50 local ex-servicemen, war veterans and NCC cadets, beside veer naris of Bhadarwah tehsil were invited on the occasion and were made aware about various schemes and welfare measures especially aimed for the war veterans and martyrs.
Later, Second In-Command RR inquired from the families of the martyrs’ weather they are facing any problem or need any help.
Officiating CO RR while addressing the people present on the occasion said, “It is our duty to help you and mitigate any of the problems you are facing for that you need only to report in the local unit as Army is always there for you”.
Family of the martyr Chunni Lal was also had all praises for his courage and termed him a source of inspiration for the young generation.
While expressing his feeling, Shanker Dass, father of Chuni Lal said, “I am proud of my son and his achievements as he was the number 1 soldier of Indian army”.
Additional SP Bhadarwah Raj Singh Gouria, Retired Col NK Kotwal, Raj Singh Charak beside large number of people and students were present on the occasion.