Chandigarh August 9: Lance Naik Vikram Jit Singh who attained martyrdom while fighting with terrorists in Gurez Sector of Jammu and Kashmir on August 6 was cremated with full state honour at his native village Tepla in district Ambala today.

The army and police contingents presented the guard of honour to the martyr by reversing their arms, while hundreds of villagers gave a tearful farewell to the son of the soil.

The mortal remains of the Lance Naik Vikram Jit Singh (26) was airlifted to the Air Force Station, Ambala Cantt. at 6 pm on Wednesday from where it was brought to his native village Tepla at 8 am today in a fully decorated army vehicle. Vikram Jit Singh joined Army five years back.

Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij paid rich tributes to the martyr by laying floral wreath on his mortal remains. He also expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.

While interacting with the media persons, Mr Vij said that a financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh has been transferred to the bank accounts of martyr’s wife Mrs Harjit Kaur, father Mr Baljinder Singh and mother Mrs Kamlesh Kaur. While Rs 23.34 lakh has been transferred in the bank account of his wife, Rs 13.33 lakh each has been transferred in the bank accounts of his mother and father.

As per the decision of the State Government, wife of martyr Vikram Jit Singh would be provided government job. Directions have been issued to Deputy Commissioner, Ambala Mrs Sharandeep Kaur Brar and Secretary, District Sainik Welfare Board to complete all necessary formalities in this regard, he added.

Among those who paid tributes to the martyr included Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Nayab Singh Saini, MLAs namely Mrs Santosh Sarwan and Mr Aseem Goyal, Deputy Commissioner Mrs Sharandeep Kaur Brar, Superintendent of Police Mr Ashok Kumar, Brigadier Mr K.S Nijjar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Capt. Shakti Singh, Deputy Director of Sainik Welfare Board V.M Sharma and large number of people.