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Martyr Bhagat Singh's neice urges people to build united India

Written by: Staff
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Rajkot, Mar 22 (UNI) Mrs Virender Sindhu Arora, niece of legendary martyr Shaheed Bhagat Singh, urged the people to build a united society devoid of confrontations arising out of caste, creed and religion.

She was here on the eve of the installation of Shaheed Bhagat Singh's statue by Rajkot Municipal Corporation to commemorate the 75th aniversary of Bhagat Singh's martyrdom.

Mrs Virender told mediapersons at circuit house here to draw inspiration from the ideals of the freedom fighter and his dream for society. She said, ''Bhagat Singh not only wanted to oust Britishers but also wanted to build united Bharat, a nation where no person would be exploited.'' Shaheed Bhagat Singh wanted Indians to get equal opportunity in fields of education and employment with better living facilities, she added. She, however, blamed vested interests of politicians for encouraging division among the people on the lines of caste, creed and religion.

Mrs Virender Arora was born in Lalyallpur, Punjab (now in Pakistan) to Sardar Kultar Singh, younger brother of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Having secured a Master's degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Teaching from Agra University, she continued to teach at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh before her marriage and later emigrated to London in 1968.

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