|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 9: Team Jammu today paid tributes to martyr Major Akash on his martyrdom day at Akash Park Rajpura Mangotrian. According to press release, Major Akash Singh, Shaurya Chakra had attained martyrdom while fighting terrorists during an encounter on Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on September 9, 2009.
Hundreds of people including students from various schools from different parts of city assembled at Saheed Major Akash memorial Park at Rajpura Mangotrian today to remember sacrifice of the martyr for the country.
Locals including the family of the martyred officer, martyr's wife Deepti Sambyal, Rajeshwar Singh, Dr Jagdev Singh, Vikas Singh (brothers) paid floral tributes on his 10th death anniversary.
Member Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Shamsher Singh Manhas, who was chief guest on the occasion, earlier inaugurated the maintenance and renovation of park executed from his MPLAD funds worth Rs 5 lakh.
On the occasion, a Dogri poem on valiant martyr Major Akash Singh presented by noted poet Randheer Singh Raipuria left the entire gathering in tears. Chairman of Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal who presided over the function said that people should not forget the days when our soldiers give their lives while guarding borders for nation's safety.