Anandpur Sahib: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the parents of CRPF constable Kulwinder Singh killed in the Pulwama terror attack in their village and announced naming a local school and a road connecting the village to here after him.
Extending his sympathies to Darshan Singh and his wife in Rauli village, the CM also announced a special monthly pension of Rs10,000 to them since they had no other children and the deceased was unmarried. The pension will be given in lieu of the job to the next of kin of the slain jawan, and will be in addition to the Rs 7 lakh ex gratia and Rs5 lakh cash in lieu of land which the family is entitled to, an official release said.
The pension will be paid by the Dept of Defence Services Welfare and the agenda note for the same will be presented before the state cabinet in the next meeting, it said. Singh refused to respond to any political questions from reporters gathered here, given the sobriety of the situation, and said every Indian was with the victims’ families in this hour of sorrow.
The CM, who was accompanied by Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Kaypee, extended his government’s full support to the families of the jawans who had sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation.