Textiles minister Smriti Irani has sent Mahadevi, wife of Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, an offer letter for a job through Central Silk Board, according to member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
In February last year, Hanumanthappa was miraculously found alive after having remained buried under 35 feet of snow for several days after an avalanche had struck his post at Siachen Glacier. He was admitted to the hospital after rescue but died one day later.
He is survived by his wife Mahadevi and three-year-old daughter Netra, who Mahadevi wants to make an “officer” so she can serve the country in the armed forces where her braveheart father lost his life.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.