NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesaday visited Siachen avalanche survivor, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, in hospital. The soldier was airlifted from the glacier and admitted to the Army R&R Hospital in New Delhi earlier today.
The Prime Minister was briefed on the condition of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. He spent about ten minutes with the soldier. He met the team of doctors and medical staff attending to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, and emphasized that no effort should be spared in his treatment.
“No words are enough to describe the endurance and indomitable spirit of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. He is an outstanding soldier,” the Prime Minister said. The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Dalbir Singh was also present.
The President Pranab Mukherjee has applauded the indomitable spirit of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa who survived in the avalanche on Siachen Glacier of February 3, 2016.
In his message to General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, the President said, “I am happy to know that Lance Naik Hanumanthappa has survived the avalanche on Siachen Glacier of February 3, 2016. I applaud his indomitable spirit and ability to endure adverse conditions.
Lance Naik Hanumanthappa’s will power and courage to fight all odds is truly an example to all others. I join the people of our country in praying for his early and speedy recovery”.