Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the residence of martyred Assam Rifles jawan Suman Swargiary on Wednesday and paid homage by placing a wreath at his portrait at his home in Baksa district’s Thekerakuchi Kanhibari village.
Sarma met Swargiary’s family members and handed over a cheque of Rs 50 lakh.
“If a jawan of the military or the paramilitary forces is martyred at the hands of terrorists, the state government had decided upon a financial support of Rs 50 lakh.
I am glad that I could hand over the minor financial support to the family members of the martyred,” said the chief minister.
On improving conditions of the road of the village, the CM said, “The people of the village want this road of the village to be well-constructed and named after Suman Swargiary. After discussing with chief of BTR Pramod Boro, the state government has decided that this road will be reconstructed and named after the brave martyred Suman Swargiary.”
The Assam CM further assured the family all the help from the government alongside announcing a stadium to be built at the local school where the soldier had studied. “We will take steps to initiate the same and provide financial support,” he said.
Suman Swargiary, along with four other soldiers of the 46 Assam Rifles, including its commanding officer Col. Viplav Tripathi, were killed in a militant ambush at Churachandpur district of Manipur on Saturday. The Colonel’s wife Anuja, and son Abeer were also killed in the ambush.
The last rites of the martyred soldier were performed with full state honours on November 15.
Swargiary’s father Kanak Swargiary was also killed by militants in 2007.
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