........ and, on 02 Sep 2013, the Jharkhand Government decided to give a job to Param Vir Chakra recipient Albert Ekka's 42-year-old son Vincent, a grade-III government job!
And, for those that don't know Ekka is the only Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous) recipient from the Eastern theatre for 'displaying conspicuous bravery and determination' during the 1971 Indo-Pak War that led to the liberation of Bangladesh!
......37 years to give a piece of useless land...... 42 years to offer his son a grade 3 job...41 years to felicitate Balamdina Xess Ekka at Fort Williams.....but just 2 years to reduce his widow Balamdina Xess Ekka's pension in 1973! (Yes, pensions of Servicemen were REDUCED, in 1973, after 1971 War victory! How's that for a grateful Nation?)
oh! lest I forget.....when an envoy from Bangladesh did visit Gumla, near Ranchi in Jharkhand to meet his widow and son......Balamdina Xess Ekka had desired that at least the urn of her late husband be brought back to the state, (his body had been laid to rest at Dhulki, 15 km from Agartala in Tripura),.........they did.....the Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das handed over the urn of Lance Naik Albert Ekka to his family in Jharkhand’s Gumla district 44 years after his death.......