SUCHETGARH 5 SEP:- 25th BALIDAN DIVAS, of Sepoy RAMESH LAL was observed to-day at his native village KALOEN (Suchetgarh), in which a large number of people participated to pay their tributes to the Martyrs Sqn. Ldr. RS CHIB, Former Minister and General Secretary of Democratic Progressive Azad Party was the Chief Guest this occasion.
The function started with the Flag hoisting ceremony, by the Jawans of 8th DOGRA Regt and followed by the wreath laying ceremony by prominent persons. This started with R S Chib and followed by BRIG. PAWAN SONTRA, Col. RANDHAWA of RAJYA SAINIK BOARD Chaudhary Manmohan Singh, Former MAYOR of JMC and officers of 8th Dogra Battalion. Many Sarpanchs, Panchs and Civil society members also paid their floral tributes.
Mr. R S Chib, while speaking on this occasion said that Shaheed RAMESH LAL of 8th DOGRA Bn, laid down his life on 5th Sep 1998, at POONCH, during in an encounter with the Militants. He exhibited an extra ordinary courage and boldness while fighting the militants. Mr. Chib further added that he belonged to the family of JATS, from DEVA-WATALA (Tehsil BHIMBER, now in POK), who are known for their bravery. He was son of Choudhary CHELA RAM, a very social figure of JAT Community of his area.
Mr. Chib, said that the Nation is proud of our Defence Forces, including Para Military and our Police. He made special reference of the excellent Role of our RASHTRIYA RIFLES and our J&K Police in crushing the militancy in our state. He further added that our people residing on International Border (IB) have full confidence of our BSF and they are very helpful to them. He also asked the youth to come forward and join the Defence Forces to serve the Nation. In the end, Mr. Chib said that sacrifice of Shaheed RAMESH LAL will be always remembered by one and all and we are proud of him and his family.