Haryana celebrates Veer Shaheedi Diwas

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Rohtak, Sep 23 (UNI) Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today launched a project of installing inscription containing the names of martyrs at the War Memorial Complex here.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Hooda said that huge wall would be constructed in the War Memorial Complex on which names of the martyrs of Haryana would be inscribed district-wise.

He also announced that a permanent exhibition displaying important documents about the tales of the heroic deeds of brave Indian soldiers during the first war of India's Independence 1857 would be put up here.

He said this exhibition would prove a source of guidance to the youth and spread knowledge regarding our national freedom movement among the public.

The Chief Minister said that about 1350 soldiers of Haryana had sacrificed their lives in the wars and operations and their names would be carved on the wall.

While describing the contribution of Haryana in First War of Independence of 1857, the Chief Minister said that this revolution first of all started from Ambala and after this it broke out in whole of the country from Meerut.

Reminding of the contribution of Rao Tula Ram, the Chief Minister said that he made supreme sacrifices in the Revolution of 1857.

The names of brave soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pak conflict of 1947-48, Invasion on Kashmir, Indo-China War of 1962, Indo-Pak War of 1965 and 1971 and Kargil Operation would be included in the inscriptions.

The names of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives Operation Blue Star, Operation Pawan, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Rakshak etc. would also be included in these inscriptions, he added.

Earlier, the Chief Minister paid floral tributes to the martyrs by placing a wreath on the War Memorial of Rohtak and honoured the freedom fighters and war widows on this occasion.

He said that the 150th anniversary of the First War of India's Independence of 1857 were being celebrated throughout the country to keep alive the heroic deeds of the brave martyrs and freedom fighters by organising a number of cultural and educational programmes.

In memory of these heroes and martyrs the exhibition would also be put up in every district of the State, he said.

UNI

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