ANOTHER BRAVE SON OF UTTRAKHAND ATTAINED MARTYRDOM
Another brave soldier of Uttrakhand has attained martyrdom for the shake of the nation. Every Indian was proud for the son of Uttrakhand , Doonite Major Yogendra Singh Rajwar who was critically injured while fighting militants in the Bandipur village in Rajouri area of Jammu and Kashmir who was passed away on 5th May 10. He was serving in 7th Garhwal Riffles .
Major Yogendra was son of a Kargil martyr Major M.S.Rajwar who died in Kargil war. He was born in the year 1980 and did his schooling from Kendriya Vidhyalaya Clement Town and Military School. He joined Army as a commission officer during 2005. The martyr is survived by his wife Shivani Rajwar , five years old son Mudit Rajwar , mother Ganga Rajwar ,younger brother Akshay Rajwar and younger sister Neelam Rajwar.
On 4th May while fighting with militants for a long time he was hit by 3 bullets. He was admitted to Military Hospital Jammu where he succumbed to his injuries. Family members of Rajwar received a phone call from Army at 8:30 p.m that the Major had sustained seriously in a militant attack and has been admitted in Military Hospital, Jammu. After this news the family members had been praying for well being of Major Rajwar but the hope was dashed as they received information of his death.
On 4th May 10 when Major Rajwar called his wife and said that he had been hit by 3 bullets and to pray God for his survival. His wife thought that it was just a joke and she gave phone to Rajwar’s sister. But when the reality came in front of them, they all were busy in the prayer but there prayer didn’t work.
The deceased body reached Dehradun on 7th of May 10. His body was firstly brought to Mahendra Ground in Cantt area where the Army officer of various Army units and veterans paid homage to this brave soldier. At the same time, the relatives and other family members started reaching Major Rajwar’s residence from the time they knew the sad news to express their condolences.. People from every where including Ministers, MLAs, Defence Personnel, Bureaucrats, Police officers, and relatives started reaching at his residence to pay homage to the martyr who laid his life for the country. His body was than taken to Haridwar where it was consigned to flames after a gun salute given by the soldiers of 7th Garhwal Riffles. Snaps also attached)
SPEAKER VIDHAN SABHA SH HARBANS KAPOOR FELICITATED BY Ex-SERVICEMEN(Gorkhas) AND OTHER GORKHAS OF DOON VALLEY FOR GRANTING O B C
Large number of Gorkhas and EX-Servicemen(Gorkhas) of Doon Valley honoured Chief Guest Sh Harbans Kapoor, Speaker Vidhan Sabha Uttarakhand on 8 May 10 at Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhya Assembly Hall Kaulagarh Dehradun for granting OBC for Gurkhas with cut of date from 15 Nov 03. Speaker Vidhan Sabha high lighted about dedicated efforts put in for this from the time of UP Govt and now with this all Gorkhas will be benefited in all respect like other back ward classes.
He stressed the audience for imparting the best education for children so that not only their future becomes brighter but also over all community and State also progresses. He assured for rendering all help for sorting out raised problems of the public during the meeting and invited concerned people at his place on next Wednesday evening for further discussing the issues so that appropriate action can be taken on all welfare points of the public.
Other speakers Lt Col B M Thapa, Veteran, General Secretary Dehradun Ex-Services League, Dr Udai Singh Pundir, Parshad, Sh Govind Prasad Gurung and Sh Suraj Rai, General Secretary Gurkhali Sudhar thanked Speaker Vidhan Sabha Shri Harbans Kapoor for this great achievement for which he was trying for many decades.
Lt Col B M Thapa Veteran also raised the issue for granting the OBC for Gurkha Community from the Central Govt also . He also stressed that educational qualification for recruitment of Gurkhas should remain 8th class instead of 10th class which is presently advocated.
Capt Khem Bahadur Thapa, Up Pradhan Naya Goan & Shakaka President Ex-Services League Naya Goan and other colleagues coordinated and administered for the success of entire function.(Photos attached)
Lt Col B M Thapa. Veteran
Dehradun Ex-services League