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19 years on, kin await gallantry award for martyr

Nitish Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

Ambala, July 17

The household of Main Yogesh Gupta remains to be ready for a gallantry award for the martyr. The kin noticed the 19th martyrdom day of Gupta on July 12.

Main Yogesh Gupta sacrificed his life preventing terrorists at Surankote in Jammu and Kashmir on July 12, 2002.

After years of battle to get a gallantry award, Gupta’s father, Ved Prakash Gupta, died in April this 12 months resulting from Covid. His mom had handed away in 2017. The household mentioned it took over 16 years to get a chowk renamed after their son in Ambala Cantonment and one other to get his bust on the chowk.

Yogesh’s brother, Vikas Gupta, mentioned: “My mother and father’ final want was to see my brother obtain a gallantry award however they’ve handed away with out watching their want develop into a actuality. As per the casualty report of the battle, my brother had killed 4 terrorists however no gallantry award was introduced for him posthumously. My mother and father had written quite a few letters to all involved officers, together with Ambala GOC, the President of India, Prime Minister’s Workplace, Union Ministry of Defence and state authorities officers however to no avail.”

“We bear in mind the then Commanding Officer mentioning my brother’s identify being forwarded for the Ashok Chakra however in 2017, the military headquarters knowledgeable that the involved department had not obtained the quotation. After my father’s dying, I’ve determined to once more elevate the difficulty with the authorities involved and resume the battle to maintain the identify of my brother alive,” he added.

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