Amarinder honours Capt. Kalia's parents

Nangal: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday unveiled the statue of Kargil hero Captain Amol Kalia who made supreme sacrifice in Batalik-Yaldor sector during `Operation Vijay'. Paying rich tributes to Capt. Kalia on his seventh martyrdom anniversary, the Chief Minister said that the officer had shown great courage, dynamic leadership and devotion to duty for the protection of motherland.

"We all bow our heads in reverence for the great deed done by him," he added.

Addressing a gathering on the occasion, the Chief Minister announced that the place, where statue of Capt Kalia was installed, would be developed into a park which would be named after the officer. This park would inculcate the spirit of patriotism and nationalism amongst the younger generation, he said.On the occasion the CM honoured parents of Capt Amol Kalia by presenting them a silver plaque. He also presented them a copy of his book `A Ridge Too Far' (War in the Kargil Hills -1999), in which he had written the stories of brave soldiers of 10 different regiments who had sacrificed their lives in the conflict. -- UNI