Udaipur : Binol, a non descript village nestled in a remote area in Kunwariya block of Rajsamand district, have been witnessing non stop arrivals of visitors since past 24 hours. Party leaders, relatives, administrative officers have been dropping in at martyr Narayanlal Gurjar’s home to extend grief and support to his family. His martyrdom had come as a big shock for many people in the area who had recently, seen the soldier in his jolly self, actively participating in the village temple restoration event early this week.
Narayanlal, the head constable in the 118 Battalion of the CRPF had come for a week’s leave to Binol and had returned on Tuesday. Until late, Narayanlal’s name had been in the list of missing soldiers and his family members kept praying for his safety. But their hopes dashed when the conformity came. ” The martyr’s body is awaited at his native place. It may arrive in a day or two. Proper arrangements would be made as per the protocol” additional SP Rajesh Bharadwaj told Udaipur Kiran.
“Papa said he would come back soon when i spoke to him last on wednesday but now I know he wont come back. We hate the people who killed him and so many brave soldiers like him. Papa always told us about soldiers’ sacrifice for the nation but we have realized it today” Hemlata, the martyr’s 14-year old daughter sobbed.
” He was the sole bread winner of the family and very hardworking. He had served for some 16 years in CRPF with major postings in the disturbed Kashmir area. In his absence, his wife Mohini fulfilled the household responsibilities as his children are still in school. He often narrated the hardships of a soldier’s life but said that the sufferings are worth taking for the motherland. He inspired youths to join armed forces and always said that ‘Jawan ya Kisaan hi sacchi desh seva kartey hain. Youths who aspired to join the army sought his guidance” GopalSingh a close aide said.
“Narayan had nurtured patriotism since his childhood days. He was very good in studies as well as sports, he always wanted to join the armed forces. His name is scripted on the board in the govt senior secondary school of our village which he proudly showed to kids in the area and advised them to study hard” Bhanwarlal Gurjar, the martyr’s cousin said. The soldier had lost his father in a tender age and had grown up at his maternal grandfather’s house in Vasni village. Chhaganlal Gurjar, his paternal uncle an ex-serviceman had been the martyr’s inspiration to serve the nation. Pinky, one of his neighbour was in tears and had come from her sasural in Karoi (Bhilwara) to Binol when she came to know about the incident.”
My house was just few meters away from his home and since my childhood Bhaiya had been a regular visitor. He loved and treated me like his own sibling and I always looked on him as my own elder brother. Bhaiya called me on phone around 7 am before leaving for duty and said that he was going. Mujhe Modi sarkar se itna hi kehna hai-Kitni suhagano ka sindoor aur ujhdega, Kitni behno ke aansu bahenge aur kitne bacche anaath honge. Kursi chhodo aur kisi bhi keemat pe aatankwaad khatam karo” the woman wailed.