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UDHAMPUR: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh on Thursday said that it is imperative to honor our heroes especially the martyrs who have laid down their lives for safeguarding the nation as it imbibes a sense of patriotism and linkage to ones country. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organised by Matryr Captain Tushar Mahajan Memorial trust on eve of the Birth Anniversary of Martyr captain Tushar Mahajan to honour the families of Martyrs at Riwaayat banquet hall at Udhampur here on Thursday.
MLA, Udhampur, Pawan Gupta,deputy commissioner, Udhampur, Niraj Kumar , SSP, Udhampur, Shailendra Mishra, Param veer Chakra Awardee, Subedar Yogendra Yadav , Families of Martyrs and other senior officers.
MLA, Udhampur, Pawan Gupta also spoke on occasion and paying glowing tributes to the Martyrs who have laid down their lives while safeguarding the country and fighting the Antinational elements.
Later, Deputy Chief minister also honoured13 matryr families on the occasion.
A statue of Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan, a brave heart son of Udhampur, who was martyred in an anti-terrorist operation in Kashmir was unveiled at the ‘T’ Morh Junction of Udhampur on Thursday, the date being his birthday.
Tushar, an intrepid army Special Forces Officer who was also an exceptional diver was commissioned into a Special Forces Battalion in 2010. The officer made the supreme sacrifice while leading a team engaged in elimination of three terrorists who had taken refuge in the EDI building at Pampore near Srinagar, on 21 February 2016. Leading his team, Captain Tushar, displaying raw courage, stormed the building to flush out the terrorists. Despite grievously wounded in the firefight, he, with utter disregard to his personal safety, charged at the terrorists and eliminated them at close quarters. The officer exhibited indomitable courage conspicuous gallantry while leading his men from the front in the highest traditions of Indian Army before making the supreme sacrifice for the motherland. The grateful nation bestowed Shauya Chakra on the brave heart which was received by his father from the Rashtrapati Pranab Mukherjee on 20th March 2017.
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