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932Nation pays homage to Colonel Jojan Thomas, son of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

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  • Thomas Daniel
    Aug 25, 2008
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      Nation pays homage to Colonel Jojan Thomas, son of the Syriac Orthodox
      Church.

      The mortal remains of the Colonel was laid to rest with full state
      honours in the city on Monday, Aug 25. Earlier, hundreds of people
      visit the colonel's home at Manekshaw Vihar in the city after his body
      was flown in on Saturday, Aug 23. The 43-year-old Colonel was killed in
      a fierce battle between a militants and the quick reaction team of 45
      Rashtriya Rifles of which he was in the lead. His team killed six
      militants but the officer was also fatally injured in the
      encounter.

      The body was taken for funeral service at St Geroge Kanaya Syrian
      Church at Domlur in the city. H.E Kuriakose Mor Severios, the
      Archbishop of Malankara Syrian Knanaya Jacobite Archdiocese led the
      funeral servcie. Speaking to newspersons after paying his tribute, Mr
      Yeddyurappa said has said that the Colonel had set an example for
      bravery and the whole nation was indebted to him.

      More details & photos: http://www.socmnet.org/Col_jojan_thomas.htm