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Posted at: Feb 13, 2018, 12:24 AM; last updated: Feb 13, 2018, 12:24 AM (IST)

Where HP govt fails, Kangra firm delivers

Provides free net facility to martyr’s kin

Lalit Mohan

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, February 12

Where the government failed, a private company has succeeded. The family of Havildar Jagdish Chand, who sacrificed his life fighting terrorists in the Pathankot Air Force base, had been demanding, among others, Internet and telephone facilities from the government for their children.

The family is residing in remote Basa village in Chamba district. As the government failed to act on the demand, a Dharamsala company, Development Logics, has provided Internet facility to the village.

Varun Rattan, proprietor of the company, said it was difficult to provide the facility in the remote village. However, it is all worth it after seeing the smile on the faces of daughters of Jagdish Chand. We will continue the facility to the family of Jagdish Chand and the pradhan of the village,” he said.

Havildar Jagdish Chand, a cook in the Army, killed a terrorist bare handed.

His village Basa has no road connectivity. The daughters of Jagdish Chand and his family had demanded that a pucca road should be constructed to the village.

Kiran (25), the elder daughter, had completed her B.Ed this year. “Our village had no modern facilities like the Internet which is required for studies. There is no road to our village. We have to trek for 2 kms to get a bus. Our father used to tell us to study hard whatever may be the conditions,” she said.

Kiran and Tamana are the only help to their mother Sneh Lata (47) as their brother Rajat (22) is also serving in the Dogra Regiment of the Army.

Sneh Lata, wife of the martyr, said MP Shanta Kumar had promised them that a BSNL tower would be installed in the village. But it was yet to come up.

Martyr’s son yet to get job

The family of Sanjeevan Rana, another martyr from Shahpur in Kangra, is pinning hopes on the new BJP government. One of the promises was the government job to one of the kin of the martyr.

Pinki Devi, widow of Sanjeevan Rana, had alleged that the life of her son had been ruined by false promises of politicians. She had alleged that her son Shubham was doing B Pharma when his father was martyred. He was promised a job by Virbhadra Singh.

Even after more than a year, he has not been given the job, she said.


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