Macchal residents hold candlelight match

Srinagar: The residents from Macchal sector have expressed anguish over the sad and untimely demise of India’s first CDS Gen Bipin Rawat. Around 150 residents of Machhal village carried out a candle light march on Thursday in his memory.

They also paid homage to Madhulika Rawat and 11 other Army personnel who were also martyred in the tragic MI -17 V5 crash at Coonor, TamilNadu on 08 Dec.

Incidentally, General Bipin Rawat and Brigadier LS Lidder who also got killed in the helicopter accident had visited the Macchal Sector on 27 Jul this year.

The congregation kept two minutes silence for the departed souls and prayed to the Almighty to grant them eternal peace. “General Rawat will always be remembered by the Kashmir is for his untiring efforts to ensure security and to bring in peace and stability in J&K.”

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