GUWAHATI, June 27 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the residence of slain CRPF ASI Nirod Sarma at Dahkaunia in Nalbari district who was killed in an encounter with militants at Anantnag district in Jammu & Kashmir and offered floral tribute at the portrait of the brave soldier, a press release stated.
Sonowal also interacted with the widow of the martyr and other family members and offered them his deep condolences. The Chief Minister handed over a cheque worth Rs 20 lakh as financial assistance to the martyr's family. He also handed over a condolence message of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to the bereaved family.
Chief Minister Sonowal said that the sacrifice of the martyr would continue to inspire the young generation and motivate them to work for nation building. He also said that his sacrifice will not go in vain as the State and the country as a whole is committed to work resolutely to the safety, security and development of the nation.
The Chief Minister released a souvenir published on the occasion to commemorate the life and works of the martyr.
Baihata Chariali ANN Service adds: Later in the day, Sonowal visited the residence of slain CRPF jawan Sunil Kalita at Dimu under Rangiya in Kamrup district who was martyred in an encounter with maoists in Jharkhand and offered floral tribute at the portrait of the brave soldier.
The Chief minister interacted with the members of the family of the slain CRPF jawan along with the public . He also handed over a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to the family members of the martyr.