* Gives shoulder to mortal remains of Ganesh Ram Kunjam in the funeral procession
* Hearfelt tribute paid to the brave soul at Mana Airport of capital city
* Government School of Gidhali to be named after Shaheed Ganesh Ram Kunjam
* One member of his family to get government job
* CM hands over the grant cheque of Rs 20 lakh to martyr’s father
Raipur, Jun 18: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel bid tearful adieu to the brave martyr of Chhattisgarh Jawan Ganesh Ram Kunjam by placing wreath on his mortal remains, at Swami Vivekananda Airport, Mana of the capital city Raipur today. At the airport, Martyr Kunjam was given Guard of Honour. Chief Minister gave shoulder to the mortal remains of Shaheed Ganesh Kunjam in the funeral procession. His mortal remains were taken from airport to his native village Gidhali in Kanker via helicopter .
It is known that 20 jawans of Indian Army got martyred in an encounter with Chinese army at LOC in Laddakh. This violent encounter also claimed life of brave heart Ganesh Ram Kunjam, resident of village Gidhali Kurutola gram panchayat of Kanker district in Chhattisgarh. Mortal remains of shaheed Shri Kunjam were brought to Raipur via special flight today afternoon.
Chief Minister Baghel saluted the courage and sacrifice of martyr army personnel in Laddakh and expressed condolences to the family members of the martyrs. Chief Minister said that late Shri Kunjam sacrificed his life for the country. We the people of Chhattisgarh take immense pride on such gems of the state. His martyrdom will not go in vain. We all are standing strong with the country, the army and the army jawans. Chief Minister announced that the government school in the village will be named after Martyr Ganesh Ram Kunjam. Chief Minister said that one family member of Martyr Kunjam will be given government job. Chief Minister also handed over the grant cheque of Rs 20 lakh to Shri Itwaru Ram Kunjam, father of late Shri Kunjam.
On the occasion, Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey, Food Minister Amarjeet Bhagat, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shivkumar Daharia, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekaam, Ex-Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, MLAs- Satyanarayan Sharma, Brijmohan Agrawal, Kuldeep Juneja, and Vikas Upadhyay, MP Sunil Soni, Mayor Ejaz Dhebar, and other public representatives along with the army personnel and officials, senior police officials and citizens paid tribute to martyr Ganesh Kunjam by placing wreaths on his mortal remains. Later, Martyr Kunjam’s mortal remains were taken to his native village via helicopter.