STATE TIMES NEWs BHADARWAH: To remember one of the most decorated soldier in the history of Indian Army, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) based at Bhadarwah observed Martyrs Day on the 12th death anniversary of Naib Subedar Chunni Lal here on Saturday. Naib Subedar Chunni Lal, who was a resident of Southa village of Bhadarwah recieved his martyrdom while fighting with infiltrators in Kupwara sector on 24th of June 2007. The martyred Naib Subedar Chunni Lal of 8th Bn JAKLI was the only soldier 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 Shahedi Divas at Lake View Resort,Gatha in Bhadarwah. Wreaths were laid on the statue of the martyr. About 50 local ex-servicemen,War veterans and NCC cadets, beside Veer Naris of Bhadarwah tehsil invited on the occasion were made aware about various army sponsored Govt schemes and welfare measures. Later, Second In-Command RR inquired from the families of the martyrs weather they are facing any problem or need any help. Second In-Command RR while addressing to the people present there, said that it’s our duty to help you and mitigate any of the problem 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 all praise 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 that I proud of my son and his achievements as he was the number 1 soldier of Indian army. Beside Army officers, other who participate in wreath laying ceremony include ASP Bhadarwah Raj Singh Gouria, Tehsildar Zeeshan Tahir, Retired Col N.K.Kotwal, Raj Singh Charak and family members of Chunni Lal, beside large number of students.
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