Junagadh, May 26 : Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Dr. Shakeel Ahmad will honour the participants of the Arzi Hukumat Movement for their contribution towards India's independence and the consolidation of its territorial integrity.
Each Arzi Senani will be given a cash award of Rs. one lakh each accompanied with a letter of appreciation and gratitude on behalf of the Government of India.
In case of demise of the Arzi Senani, the surviving spouse, and, in case of demise of surviving spouse also, the eldest unmarried daughter, if any, is to be given the cash award.
The participants of the Arzi Hukumat Movement of Junagarh had agitated in 1947 against the decision of the then Nawab of Junagarh to accede to Pakistan.
The patriotic fervour of the participants of this significant movement against Junagadh's accession to Pakistan reflects the sentiments, courage, heroism and lofty ideas of thousands and thousands of freedom fighters.