Martyred soldier's widow felicitated in Maharshtra

Nagpur, March 14: The widow of Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, who died while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir last year, was felicitated by an NGO here.

Bhawana Goswami was presented a cheque was Rs 50,000 by Colonel (retd) Sunil Deshpande, founding president of local NGO Prahar, engaged in imparting military education to children through a school and also looks after the welfare of mostly retired military personnel, Colonel Sambhaji Patil, former Commanding Officer of 22 Maratha Light Infantry regiment, who was the chief guest at the felicitation function last evening, said, "It is unfortunate that people remember God and jawans only during emergencies like war or natural calamity."

Bhawana thanked Prahar for honouring the supreme sacrifice of her husband. Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, of 9 Para Commando battalion, attained martyrdom while fighting out terrorists at Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir during an operation on September 3 last year.

He was awarded the Ashok Chakra, the country's highest peacetime gallantry award, posthumously on January 26 this year by President Pranab Mukherjee during the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi.


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