30th Nov 2022 10:11:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

MONIGONG, Nov 30: State Assembly Speaker P D Sona on Wednesday inaugurated the welcome gate "Martyr Tape Yajo Dwaar" in presence of Major General  V.K. Purohit, GOC, Brigadier D.S Rathod and Colonel Dilip Singh Rathod at Besang in Karo village to commemorate Amarveer Tape Yajo who made the supreme sacrifice and laid down his life for the nation.
Inaugurating the gate, Speaker exhorted, “ I am proudly sharing with you that Martyr Tape Yajo was from this area; you have heard about his bravery, how he made the supreme sacrifice in anti-terrorist operation. He was awarded the Kirti Chakra, second highest gallantry in peace time war. It's a proud moment not only for Karo village but for entire Shi-Yomi District”
“ We can sleep in peace because of our Armed Forces who guard the international borders. Though we have China as our neighbour but we can sleep in peace because of you,” Sona said acknowledging the Indian Army's contribution in defending the nation.
Highlighting the patriotism among  Arunachalees, he  appealed to the Army that more youths from Arunachal be recruited in the security forces.
Late Naik Tape Yajo hailing from Karo village of Pidi Circle of Shi-Yomi who served the Indian Army for over 12 years epitomised bravery and gallantry.
He laid down his life during an operation against terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir's Poonch Sector on 21st September 2008. During the operation, terrorists attacked unexpectedly from a very close range with heavy automatic gun fire and in the ensuing gunfight at close range Nike Tape Yajo was wounded with bullet injury. Despite being wounded and bleeding profusely, he charged the terrorists at close range and he and his team neutralised three hardcore terrorists. His gallant action led to the elimination of the terrorists without causing further damage to the nation. Being grievously injured, Naik Tape Yajo succumbed to his injuries and laid down his life on 22 September 2008.
Considering his gallant action, bravery and supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation, he was awarded with the Kirti Chakra posthumously. 

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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