Jalandhar MP Santokh Singh paid a visit to the family of martyred Naik Kulwinder Singh at his native village of Gakhal on Sunday.
Singh was one of the three soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting terrorists at Arnia in RS Pura, Jammu and Kashmir, on November 27.
Naik Kulwinder Singh is survived by his wife, a five-year-old son and a one-year old daughter.
He joined the army in 1982.
Offering deep condolences to the bereaved family, the MP said the brave soldier had brought honors to the Sikh Light Infantry by sacrificing his life for the sake of his country.
The minister maintained that the martyr has also brought glory to his village.
Assuring full support to the family, Santokh Singh said he would take up the matter concerning the future of the family with the defence minister and would ask him to secure a job for his wife or any other family member.
He said: “I will build a memorial in his honour from the Member of Parliament Local Area Schemes Fund, so that the village always remembers him.”
The MP was accompanied by former Punjab minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, former chairman of Zila Parishad Surinder Singh Chaudhary, other Congress leaders.