- Youths of Depalpur area of Indore gifted the house to the wife of martyr Mohanlal Suner on Rakshabandhan
- Suner was martyred while fighting the terrorists in Tripura in December 1992
- Martyr’s wife Rajubai said- Thank you, everyone, I am proud of the martyrdom of my husband
Indore: The youth of Pir Pipariya village of Depalpur in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district gifted a house of Rs 10 lakh to the family of martyr Mohanlal Suner as a Raksha Bandhan gift on August 15. For this, ‘one cheque for martyr’ campaign was conducted and about 11 lakh rupees were collected. On the day of Rakshabandhan, Suner’s wife was given entry in the home. The martyr’s wife also tied Rakhi to village youths.
After living 27 long years in a crumbly hut in Pir Pipariya village in Betma area of Indore district, the family moved into their new house that replaced the old hut — all due to the joint efforts of the village’s youngsters.
The youths of the village collected Rs. 11 lakh to finance the house of the woman, who used to live in an old hut after her husband– Mohan Singh Suner, BSF jawan–was martyred in 1992 in Tripura.
A group of 20-odd youths took a pledge on Raksha Bandhan day in 2018 to collect funds to replace the old hut and install a statue of the martyr in the village.
Vishal Rathi, associated with the campaign, said, “We collected Rs 11 lakh to build the house for the jawan’s wife”
“Today, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan as well as Independence Day, we gifted the key of the house to her. She also tied ‘rakhis’ to us. Soon the family will shift to the new house,” he added.
Jawan had a 3-month-old son when he was martyred
Mohanlal’s wife Rajubai told that when her husband was martyred, their elder son was 3 years old and she was 4 months pregnant. After the martyrdom of her husband, she worked hard and raise both children by living in a hut with all means she had. She said she was proud of her husband’s martyrdom.
According to Rathi, the house cost Rs 10 lakh while the remaining Rs 1 lakh has been kept for the statue of Mohan Singh.
“The statue is also almost ready. It will be installed on the main road. Apart from this, efforts are also being made to name the government school where he studied after Mohan Singh,” said Rathi.
Elder son joins BSF
Suner’s elder son Rajesh is working in BSF. The younger son Rakesh lives with his mother in Betma. Some youths of the village took the initiative to improve their financial condition. A campaign called One Check for Martyr was launched under this.