Mortal remains of martyr arrive in Vijayapura

Mortal remains of martyr arrive in Vijayapura

To be taken to native village today

Mortal remains of martyr arrive in Vijayapura

The mortal remains of soldier Sahadev More, who was martyred in Kupwara region of Jammu and Kashmir, were brought here from Belagavi in a special helicopter at 5 pm on Sunday.

A ceremonial guard reversed arms as a mark of respect to the soldier and a two-minute silence was observed by all those present. Hundreds of students of the Sainik School, Vijayapura, joined the cortege of the martyr from the helipad to the memorial. A large number of people also joined in amid a patriotic atmosphere. Ministers M B Patil and S R Patil and MP Ramesh Jigajinagi paid homage to the departed soldier.

Deputy Commissioner D Randeep paid floral tributes to the martyr. Col M S Mokha, Deputy Commandant of the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC), Belagavi, and Col Tamojeet Biswas, principal, Sainik School, paid their last respects to the soldier by laying wreaths on his coffin.

The body was shifted to the BLDE Association’s MBA college, from where it would be taken to Savalasang village on Monday morning for the final rites. Earlier in the day, Vijayapura district incharge minister M B Patil visited the family of the martyred soldier in Savalasang and consoled the soldier’s family members.

On behalf of the State government, he announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh, four acres of land, a site in Indi or Vijayapura town for the next of kin and a government job for one of the members.

The body arrived at the Sambra airport in Belagavi by a special flight from New Delhi at 3.55 pm. Small Industries and Belagavi district incharge Minister Satish Jarkiholi paid floral tributes to the martyr.