PG Jomon Pottechira of ITBP who died in the helicopter crash during
the rescue operations at Kedarnath.
“In your homes
Tell them of us who will never return
For your tomorrows
We gave our today.”
[This is from the inscription on the War Memorial at Kohima, Nagaland,
with some modification by me.]
"Shaurya – Dridata – Karm Nishtha"
(Valour – Determination – Devotion to Duty)
Motto of ITBP.
My brother Hormis Tharakan IPS Retd., (A good man and a good cop,PK Hormis Tharakan IPS retires.) who was DGP, Kerala, Chief of RAW and Adviser to the Governor during the last President’s Rule of Karnataka State wrote an article in the New Indian Express of July 3, 2013 paying tribute to Jomon and others who died in the helicopter crash.
He attended Jomon’s funeral.
Another of my brothers, Jacob Tharakan who is at our Tharavad (ancestral home), Thekkanattu Parayil, Olavipe which is in the village next to Jomon’s had the article translated to Malayalam and made a booklet for free distribution. The cover of it with a photo of Jomon
is reproduced under the Tricolour.