Martyred cops to be honoured at their schools
(Chhattisgarh): For the first time in Chhattisgarh, as many as 20 security
personnel, who laid their lives in the war against Maoists since 2000 to 2015,
will be honoured at the schools, where they had their studies, on August 15.
This decision has been
taken on the appeal of the police department to the education department to
mount photographs of martyred personnel, who lost their lives while fighting
Maoists, at schools in their home villages. It was also decided to organise
condolence meetings in their memory on the occasion of national festivals.
According to sources,
as a first step, the department has identified 20 martyrs from the District
Force and the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF). They will be remembered on the
Independence Day. Their names have been forwarded to their respective schools
in their home villages, the sources added.
“In order to remember
the martyrs, who lost their lives for the sake of the nation and help people to
remember those forgotten heroes, schools have been asked to pay tribute to them
and create awareness among children about their sacrifice for the nation,” said
Bastar Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav.
According to the
sources, after unfurling the Tri-colour at the schools, the students would be
taught about the martyrs and the importance of celebrating the Independence
The department has
invited the family members of the 20 selected martyrs in the main parade
programme on August 15. The state home minister will felicitate them. Family
members of the civilians, who lost their lives in infamous Jhiram Ghati Naxal
incident, will also be honoured on the occasion.
The martyrs who will be
remembered are head constables Bansingh Markam, Murli Tiwari, Laikhan Sethia,
Virendra Kumar Som, Patrika Khalko, Shankar Prasad Joshi, Chamru Ram Mahanti,
Govind Rai and Bijendra Rampure; constables Motiram Baghel, Boga Ram, Dinesh
Dayal, Pawan Negi, Jaisingh Thakur, Mahipal Chouhan, Santosh Yadav and Sonsai
Nag and assistant sub-inspector Shobharam Sahu.
The civilians to be
paid tribute are Bhagirathi of Juna
Para, Sadashiv Nag, Manoj Joshi, Ganpat Nag, Rajkumar Nag of Darbha, Gopi
Madwani of Jagdalpur, Sohan Mandavi of Kodenaar, Vasu Sethia of Gadhiya, Pandu
Ram of Koleng and Somdu Markam of Pakhnaar.