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Punjab hands over cheque worth Rs.1 crore (each) as financial assistance to families of two martyrs

DALJEET KAUR | June 19, 2024 09:34 PM

SANGRUR: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Wednesday handed over cheques worth Rs 1 crore (each) as financial assistance to families of two martyrs of who had attained martyrdom during line of duty while serving the Indian Army.

Handing over the cheques to family members of martyr Tarlochan Singh s/o Raja Singh r/o village Jakhepal (Sunam) and Harsimran Singh s/o Nirmal Singh r/o village Bhasaud (Dhuri), the Chief Minister reiterated the firm commitment of the state government to help the families of the soldiers who sacrifice their life at the altar of the motherland. He said that it is the bounden duty of the Punjab government to bail out the families of these heroes in hour of crisis. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the financial assistance to the families of martyrs is in consonance with the commitment of the state government to ensure the well being of the soldiers and their families.

The Chief Minister said that though it is an irreparable loss for the country in general and for the distressed family in particular and it cannot be repaid at any cost, but the government has made this humble effort in honour of the martyr. He commended these heroes for their unwavering dedication to the nation adding that the state government stands by the families in this hour of grief and would leave no stone unturned to provide all possible assistance. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the people of the country will always remain indebted to these soldiers, who sacrificed their lives for the protection of the security and sovereignty of the country.

The Chief Minister said that these heroes have made the entire country and especially Punjab feel proud by displaying bravery, commitment and courage in the line of duty. Bhagwant Singh Mann reiterated that due to implementation of Model Code of Conduct he was not able to come and hand over these cheques to the distressed families. But, he said that as soon as the Model Code of Conduct was lifted he had fulfilled the commitment of his government to hand over the cheques to these families.

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