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Tripura govt announces job for Swapan Debbarma

Swapan Debbarma along with his minor daughter who saved a train from accident will be given government job in sports and youth affairs department.

Addressing a press conference Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said the cabinet in a meeting decided to give job to Swapan Debbarma for his courageous act of preventing the train mishap.

Nath said considering his poor economic condition the cabinet decided to give him Group D job as he is under matriculate.

Beside the Government will take the responsibility of educatation of his Daughter.

Head of a family of six members, Swapan Debbarma lives on a hillock which oversees the railway tracks that connects Silchar railway station with Agartala railway station. He is a poor shifting farmer who managed to fill his platter by selling traditional forest products like firewood, bamboo shoots etc in local market.

The Dharmanagar passenger train barely left Ambassa railway station on June 15 when the train driver saw a man standing on railway tracks, frantically waving his shirt. A young girl was also seen standing rock solid in front of the man. Somati Debbarma didn’t leave her father’s side during his daredevil attempt to save the speeding train which would have otherwise rolled into a gorge.

Due to torrential rains since few previous days, soil and stone poling beneath the railway tracks had given away a couple of yards from there. Swapan and his daughter were later invited in the state Assembly and were given a standing ovation by members of both Treasury and Opposition Benches. The state Assembly unanimously passed a proposal to recommend Swapan’s name for President’s Medal for Bravery in June.


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