HP to organise functions to commemorate 1857 war

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Shimla, Apr 29 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Choudhary today handed over 'Shaheed Kalash' containing sacred soil of all the places related with first war of independence to Vidhan Sabha Speaker Tulsi Ram here today.

Addresssing the function the Minister said 'Naman 1857' programmes would be organised all over the state to commemorate 150th anniversary of First War of Independence.

''Shaheed Kalash containing sacred soil of all the places connected with first war of independence will be moved to Dharamsala, Shimla, Kangra and Chamba districts of the State'', she added.

The state government will organise various programmes during the visit of Shaheed Kalash in the places where sacrifices were made by Himachali freedom fighters and the role of hilly people in freedom struggle will also be highlighted through audio, video and printing material, she added.

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