Haryana to build stadium in Bhagat Singh's memory

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Chandigarh, Sep 11 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced that a sports stadium would be constructed at Ambala in the memory of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh to mark his 100th Birth Anniversary and his statue would also be installed there.

The announcement was made by the Chief Minister while presiding over the second meeting of the State Level Committee constituted for commemorating the 150th Year of the 1st War of India's Independence - 1857 here.

Mr Hooda said that Shaheed Bhagat Singh lost his life to free India from clutches of slavery. He said it was imperative to instal the statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh so that the youth could derive inspiration from his life.

The Chief Minister said the first war of India's Independence broke out at Ambala on May 10, 1857 and its flame reached at Meerut after nine hours. Later, the people from the all walks of life joined the freedom struggle which resulted in India's freedom.

Referring to the contribution of the people of Haryana during the India's first independence war, Mr Hooda maintained Ballabhgarh king Nahar Singh, Jhajjar Nawab Abdul Rehman Khan and Rao Tula Ram had made supreme sacrifices to secure freedom for the country.

UNI

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