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Udaipur gathered to pay tribute to Lt. Archit Verdia

Candle March for Lt. Archit

Candle March for Lt. Archit

Shaheed ki chitao par lagege har baras mele…. Watan par mitne walo ka baki yahi nishan hoga…..!!!!”

Eyes filled with tears, pain of loss easily visible on each face, air filled with patriotic songs. No one could stop their tears from rolling down when candles were lightened in the memory young and brave Lt. Archit Verdia. A huge crowd gathered at the ‘Shaheed Smarak’ of Town Hall yesterday, the 26thof July, co-incidentally, which was also the Kargil day, to pray for his departed soul.

Lt. Archit Verdia

Lt. Archit Verdia

His mother, Mrs. Beena Verdia, and sister, Devyani Verdia, were also present there. Though their hearts were deeply engrossed in the grief of losing their 23 yrs old young son, but their heads were held high as they knew that Archit has not died, but has become immortal in the heart of every Indian. His late father will be brightly shining as a star seeing the bravery of son who has fulfilled his dreams of seeing his son as a soldier. We salute to this family for giving a great soldier to this country.

It has been known that Lt. Archit Verdia left this world on 20th of this month while trying to save his colleagues who were caught in fire at an army camp of Siachen Glacier. Born on January 20, 1988, Archit completed his +2 from The Study School, Udaipur. He got his training from Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai and was posted in the Indian Army about one and half years back.

Udaipur has never witnessed the pain of losing a soldier at the border. But today when we look at Archit, every hand comes up in reflex to give a salute to him. His funeral will be held today at Rani Road at 9 a.m. after his body will be brought to his hometown with due respect.

We all have been through a great loss. Udaipur has lost a brave child. We all pray for the peace of the departed soul, and also salute the spirit of the soldier.

Photos by: Prasun Bannerjee

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Candle March for Lt. Archit[L to R] Mrs. Rajni Dangi, Mrs. Beena Verdia and Devyani Verdia

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21 Comments

  • rahul kumaway
    July 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    jai hind….

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  • Aniruddh purohit
    July 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    thnkss UB team

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  • palak jain
    July 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    salute to this brave soldier…… May his soul rest in peace….. N may god grant power to his family to come out of his irreparable loss….. Amen!!!!

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  • Upesh Bhatt
    July 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    may his soul rest in peace… Jai Hind…

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  • Prasun Bannerjee
    July 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    There has been a great lss to the family. I would like to extend my deepest sense of sympathy to his family via this platform, and also pray for Archit’s peace of soul

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  • Divya
    July 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    He was , He is or He will be the STAR of the country…
    may his soul rest in peace

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  • monika
    July 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    may his soul rest in peace

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  • Lokesh Bhadviya
    July 28, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    SALUTE YOU BRAVE INDIAN ARMY OFFICER SHAHEED LT. ARCHIT VERDIA ……………..

    JAI HIND.

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  • Pooja Sharma
    July 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I extend my deep regard and gratitude for a brave solder like Lt. Archit Verdia….may GOD BLESS his soul and be with his family at this moment…..may his soul find peace..
    Salute to him….
    JAI HIND

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  • shivnarayan vishnoi
    August 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    salute to this brave soldier OF INDIAN ARMY………..

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  • Om
    September 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Is maa ko mera Sader-Pranaam……

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  • Maj Raj
    January 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    May your soul rest in peace young Officer. Its unfortunate that in our country we forget such souls the very next day . Hope its doesnot happen this time.

    regards
    All ranks
    MLI

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  • SATYAVEER SINGH CHAUHAN
    May 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    JAI HIND JAI BHARAT.

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  • sachin
    May 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    pranaam maa.

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  • Avinash Tripathi
    May 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

    May your soul Rest In PEACE ….JAI HIND

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  • rohit purwar
    May 11, 2012 at 11:37 am

    jai hind bhai…….

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  • mayank
    May 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I extend my deep regard and gratitude for a brave solder like Lt. Archit Verdia….may GOD BLESS his soul and be with his family at this moment…..may his soul find peace..
    Salute to him….
    JAI HIND

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  • VICKY KOTHARI
    May 20, 2012 at 10:21 am

    BHAI MISS U SO MUCH I M VERY VERY SAD REALYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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  • abhijit
    June 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

    He is the real hero of india

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  • Rohit
    June 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Jai jawan he is the hero ….of the naion he his not was …….for our country,,,
    jai hind
    jai bharat mata.

    Reply
  • Sonal saurav
    July 25, 2013 at 1:14 am

    I want to became an army officer like archit verdia he is such a brave guy me and entire family salute to this army officer

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