Assam, 16th November: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid tribute to Assam’s martyred Indian Army havildar Haradhan Chandra Roy in Guwahati on Sunday.
CM was accompanied by top-level Army and Assam Police officers paid tribute to the braveheart from Assam.
From the airport, the mortal remains of the Army havildar were taken to the 151 Army Base Hospital at Basistha in Guwahati.
While sharing a glimpse of the wreath-laying the ceremony, Sonowal tweeted: “Martyr @adgpi jawan Hardhan Rai showed exemplary valour while protecting our nation along the Indo-Pak border in J&K.”
Martyr @adgpi jawan Hardhan Rai showed exemplary valour while protecting our nation along the Indo-Pak border in J&K.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) November 15, 2020
Martyred Haradhan, who hailed from Phutukibari-Medhipara under Sapatgram PS in Dhubri district was among the four Army jawans killed in firing by Pakistani troops on Friday. The firing took place along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian forces also retaliated to the shelling in which around 6-7 Pakistan army soldiers, including two SSG (Special Service Group) commandos, were killed, and 10-12 were injured.
“Paid tributes to the brave son of the soil in Guwahati. His supreme sacrifice will always inspire us to dedicate ourselves to service of India,” CM said.
Haradhan Chandra Roy, who was serving as a havildar in the Regiment of Artillery was posted in the Uri sector.
The Army havildar, who will be taken to Dhubri in an ambulance at night will be laid to rest with complete military honours at his native village in Dhubri district on Monday.
A final wreath-laying ceremony will also be held at his village on Monday before the cremation.