Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue unveiled in J&K’s Kupwara
Srinagar, Nov 7 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday unveiled a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Kupwara district here.
The equestrian statue of the Maratha warrior king has been installed at the Army’s 41 Rashtriya Rifles Maratha Light Infantry Regiment in the north Kashmir district which shares its border with Pakistan. Special prayers were held by a priest on the occasion.
The Maharashtra chief minister said the statue will always inspire the brave security forces.
Shinde also remembered the sacrifices of the jawans safeguarding the country’s borders, including Colonel Santosh Mahadik — the Commanding Officer of the 41 Rashtriya Rifles — who was killed in a gunfight with terrorists in the Haji Naka forest area near the Line of Control (LoC) in November 2015.
His wife Swati Mahadik also joined the Army.