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Keran Sector remembers Gen Bipin Rawat during Friday prayers

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Condolence ceremony held at Gulmarg

Srinagar: Eulogies in remembrance of India’s 1st CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 bravehearts who sacrificed their lives in an unfortunate helicopter crash on Dec 08 marked today’s Friday prayers at Keran mosque, said PRO (Defence) Srinagar.

“The moulvis addressed the people and prayed to Allah – the Almighty, to grant eternal peace to the departed souls,” the PRO said.

“After the candle light vigil of yesterday in which even children participated, the grief and loss felt by the locals was evident amongst the attendees during the Friday prayers,” he added.

“Meanwhile, a condolence ceremony was organised at Gulmarg to pay homage to Gen Bipin Rawat following the sad demise of the General Officer,” the PRO said.

“On the first day of the two day event all ranks of the Gulmarg garrison paid homage to the departed soul along with Police & Para Military personnel, followed by civilians, both locals and tourists, paying their respects to the country’s first CDS,” he said.

“The second day was marked by a number more serving personnel paying their respects along with civilians from various walks of life who also joined in to pay tributes to the General. The event saw a great patriotic fervor among the people who had gathered for the event and a large number of people hailed the motherland and its fallen hero,” he added.

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