Shillong, Sept 23: A special memento signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was handed over to Parbati Thapa, wife of Late Rifleman Dil Bahadur Thapa, by 2 Meghalaya Battalion NCC in Shillong on Friday.
The initiative is a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav – Shaheedon Ko Shat Shat Naman, as a token of gratitude to the Martyrs who laid down their life for the nation.
As the nation remembers its Martyrs, the special memento by the Government of India was handed over as a mark of respect to Parbati Thapa, wife of brave Sepoy for his sacrifice for the nation.
Rifleman Dil Bahadur Thapa was enrolled on February 10, 1997, and was posted in 4/8 GR at Batalik Sector (J&K). On the fateful day of June 08, 2005, when he was driving from unit to Supply Point to collect ration for his unit, he met with a road accident and the vehicle overturned and plunged into the Sindhu river and laid down his life for the nation.
Subedar Major Keshab Paudel of 2 Meghalaya Battalion NCC laid a wreath and presented the National war memorial memento to Parbati Thapa, wife of the Late Dil Bahadur Thapa. The event was attended by the 06 Permanent Instructor Staff, 05 NCC Cadets, daughter and son of his family.