Bhubaneswar: Two martyred Odia Jawans Chandrakant Pradhan and Nuduram Soren, who lost their lives in India-China violent clash, were laid to rest as their mortal remain were consigned to flames with full state and military honours today.
Amid chants of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’, last rites of both the Jawans were performed in their respective native villages in
Earlier in the day, the solders were given 21-gun salute and taken out in procession with people in large numbers sloganeering ‘Amar Rahe’ in their names holding the national flags.
Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid their last last respect to the mortal remains of Chandrakant Pradhan of Biarpanga village under Raikia block in Kandhamal district and Nanduram Soren of Badachampauda village under Rairangpur block in Mayurbhanj district after the bodies arrived at Biju Patnaik International Airport here in a special flight.
Leaders cutting across party lines, including BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi and BJD MP Achyuta Samanta paid their last respect to the two martyrs.
Worth mentioning, the two Jawans were among the 20 Indian soldiers who were martyred during a violent clash with Chinese troops in Galwan valley in the intervening nights of June 15 and 16.