AR museum after martyr Hangpan Dada opens

BORDURIA, Oct 30: A unique museum dedicated to Indian Army’s havildar Hangpan Dada, an Ashok Chakran awardee, was inaugurated by Assam Rifles (AR)’s 25 Sector commander Brigadier Swarn Singh involving the martyr’s wife Chasen Dada in this village here in Tirap district on Monday.

Hangpan Dada was a brave soldier who had made supreme sacrifice while serving his motherland at Kupwara district in Jammu & Kashmir. His act of ultimate bravery and devotion to duty ensured foiling of a major infiltration bid and thwarted nefarious enemy designs to foment trouble in Jammu and Kashmir. He had set a glittering example of patriotism by his bravery for others to emulate.

The museum aimed at showcasing the valiant act of the soldier and to motivate the youth to stand up for the nation. The museum was designed, conceptualized and stocked by Khonsa Battalion Assam Rifles and was constructed by state PWD.

A wreath laying ceremony led by Chasen Dada was conducted to honour the braveheart and the villagers praised the effort of AR and PWD in shaping the museum having great significance.

Meanwhile, the AR inaugurated a stretch of road dedicated to late rifleman Babu Rao Bongu in Khonsa town on Monday to the applause of hundreds of villagers, including state Govt officials, AR officers and jawans.

Late Bongu was a brave AR soldier who had made supreme sacrifice while serving at Sanliam in Tirap district and killed by NSCN(IM) insurgents on 21.10.20, but his brave action with devotion had foiled a major infiltration bid by the terrorist group.

The soldier was killed during an operation based on an input about presence of 20 armed NSCN(IM) cadres in border village of Sanliam. While searching the area, he detected them leading to gunfight and he had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He later succumbed to his injuries, but the infiltration bid was foiled by his brave action. The naming of the road after the braveheart is s to commemorate his action who has etched his name in the annals of AR history, according to AR sources.

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