A government school in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district will be named after Sepoy Ankush Thakur who laid down his life in a face-off with China in Ladakh's Galwan valley, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said today.
The Chief Minister made the announcement after visiting the soldier's home in Karohta village. He also said that a financial help of Rs 20 lakh will be provided to the family of the soldier.
The Chief Minister said the country is proud of its army and brave soldiers that are manning its borders. He was accompanied by Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virendra Kanwar.
Local MLAs also announced to install the soldier's statue in his village.
Jai Ram Thakur said adequate funds will be provided for repairing the path leading to the village crematorium, which is in a bad condition, and assured people of upgrading health care centres in the area with modern facilities.
The Chief Minister came to RCH Bhota complex in Hamirpur in a chopper from Shimla and then took a car to Karohta village.
It was his first visit to the district since the coronavirus outbreak in March. The Chief Minister and others accompanying him wore face masks.
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