J&K encounter: Major Thege cremated with full state honours

Last Updated: Friday, July 16, 2010 - 18:14

Chhindwara (MP): The mortal remains of
Major Amit Thege, who laid down his life fighting terrorists
in Jammu and Kashmir on July 13 were consigned to flames with
full state honours at a local Mokshadham (crematorium).

Thege`s body was brought here via Nagpur where large
number of people paid floral tributes to the martyred armyman.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
along with his cabinet colleagues Gauri Shankar Bisen and Nana
Mahod reached Chhindwara on the occasion to pay their tributes
to the departed soul.

Chouhan announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the
kin of Thege. He also announced to name a road in front of his
residence as Major Amit Thege Road and also to install his
bust at any prominent square of the city.
The Chief Minister also said that the entry gate of
the city will also be named after the martyred Major.

Rajya Sabha MP Ansuia Uike also paid her tributes to
Thege on the occasion.

PTI




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