Shimla, Aug 14: The Himachal Pradesh unit of the BJP on Saturday launched the 'Yaad Karo Kurbani' (remember the sacrifices) fortnight, from August 9 to August 23, to remind the people of the sacrifices of the freedom fighters and to honour them at their native places.
BJP state vice-president Ganesh Dutt said those from Himachal Pradesh who fought the British and made the supreme sacrifice for the country, would be honoured at their native places by Union ministers.
Union minister Mohinder Nath Pandey would visit Dhaar in Jubbal district on August 22 to honour late Bhagmal Sohta, while another Union minister, Ajay Tamta, would honour Hakam Singh at Bari village in Dehra sub-division of Kangra district on August 18, said Dutt.
Other freedom fighters from the state too would be honoured under a programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inculcate the spirit of nationalism among the youth by making them aware of their sacrifices, he added.
Meanwhile, former state BJP chief and Shimla MLA Suresh Bharadwaj today launched a campaign, '70 years of freedom - remember the sacrifices', to recall the contribution of the freedom fighters.
He said the youth must be made aware of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters so that they draw inspiration from their lives. Bharadwaj asked party workers, especially the Mahila Morcha, to reach out to the people and inform them of the achievements of the BJP-led government at the Centre.