Village remembers sacrifice of its jawanPTI | Thiruvai | Updated: 14-02-2020 21:18 IST | Created: 14-02-2020 21:18 IST
(EDS: replacing word on headline) Wayanad (Kerala), Feb 14 (PTI): A year after V V
village in Wayanad gathered on Friday to pay rich tribute to their slain hero.
Men, women and children carrying wreaths and flowers paid tribute at the memorial built for Vasantha Kumar at his
ancestral home. The jawan's mother Shanta, wife Sheena and other
relatives also paid their respects. Sheena later told media that her husband's sacrifice
was a source of strength to her. "He has given me the strength to live. My only pain is
that he is not with us today", she said hiding her tears. A memorial meeting was also held at the Lakkidi school
here, where Vasantha kumar had studied. The jawan had spent five days with his family before
returning to join his new posting in Kashmir when tragedy struck this day last year.