Agartala, December 5
An octogenarian father of Nagrota martyred Chittaranjan Debbarma have urged Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to set up a hospital after the name of his brave son for the villagers.
Sarkar yesterday visited the martyred family at Kairingbari village under Kalyanpur police station of Khowai and paid homage to martyred Debbarma.
He expressed solidarity with the family and assured to extend all possible support for them.
Chittaranjan’s father, a shifting cultivator of the village, Madhusudan Debbarma for the first time met the chief minister and interacted for a while but not for him or the interest of his family but for the people of his village.
Kairingbari is not a far off village from the main road and also well connected, having schools and Anganwadi centre in the village but the residents have been facing a serious problem in terms of health care, he pointed out.
They have to travel down to Kalyanpur at least 10 kms even for small medication.
“Several times the villagers demanded for a hospital but somehow the demand could not reach to the policy level. Every time we got assurance. This was an opportunity for me to have close interaction with the chief minister, so I requested him to set up the hospital for the villagers dedicating to the brave heart. I am happy that he agreed,” Debbarma said.
Sarkar directed the District Magistrate of Khowai to look into the matter on priority basis.
While interacting with the family members of the martyred jawan, he reaffirmed that the supreme sacrifice made by Chittaranjan and other jawans is the highest instance of patriotism.
“Every Indians are crying for their soul. We have been demanding multipronged strategies to deal with terrorism. The bloodshed is not only spilling in India, it is spreading across the globe and emerged as a serious threat to humanity. We condemn such barbaric acts of terrorists,” Sarkar stated.
Talking to Inlak Debbarma, the 13-year-old daughter of the martyr, Sarkar assured that the state government would always stand beside her and the entire family for any of their need.
Meanwhile, Chittaranjan’s mother Dhaneswari Debbarma asked Sarkar to construct a memorial tomb of her son to recognise his dedication to the nation.
Sarkar accepted it and directed the District Magistrate to take immediate steps to make it happen.
Besides, Sarkar sought bio-data of Namita Debbarma, wife of the martyred soldier, to be provided within three days as the government wanted to support her with a job.
Agartala, December 5