Haryana CM pays glowing tributes to Bhagat Singh
Chandigarh, Mar 23: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda led the people of the State in paying rich tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev on the occasion of their 77th martyrdom day at a function organised at Haryana Congress Bhawan here today. While speaking on the occasion, Mr Hooda said the biggest contribution of these martyrs was that they infused in the hearts of millions of Indians a desire to free the country from the British rulers.
When Shaheed Bhagat Singh was sent to the gallows, it created such an impact in the country that Mahatma Gandhi had declared that the country would certainly get freedom and he was proved right, Mr Hooda said.
Mr Hooda stressed that the real tribute to these martyrs would be to realise their dreams of making India a progressive and prosperous nation, for which they had sacrificed their lives.
The Working President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Dr Ram Prakash, urged the people to read the book written by Shaheed Bhagat Singh's niece on his life and deeds and get inspiration.
He said this being the birth centenary year of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, even the venue of the Sirsa rally was named after him.
Political Adviser to Chief Minister, Prof. Virender, narrated the incident when Shaheed Bhagat Singh's mother, on hearing that her son would be hanged, had said that her son would marry the freedom of India and two of his associates Raj Guru and Sukhdev would form the marriage procession.
A two-minute silence was also observed to pay homage to these martyrs at the function attended among others by Dr Ram Prakash, newly-elected Rajya Sabha member, Agriculture Minister, H S Chatha, Education Minister, Mr Phool Chand Mullana, Minister of State for Cooperation, Ms Meena Mandal and a number of MLAs and several workers of the Congress Party.
Several patriotic songs highlighting the sacrifices made by the martyrs were recited on the occasion.