CAPT AMARINDER PAYS TRIBUTES TO SARAGARHI BATTLE HEROES, URGES YOUTH TO JOIN ARMY IN LARGE NUMBERS

CAPT AMARINDER PAYS TRIBUTES TO SARAGARHI BATTLE HEROES, URGES YOUTH TO JOIN ARMY IN LARGE NUMBERS

The Voice of Chandigarh News | Photos By T S Bedi

Chandigarh, September 11: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday paid tributes to the heroes of the historic Saragarhi Battle with a call to the youth to imbibe the values of courage and valour in their lives.

The Chief Minister, who had authored and launched a book – ‘The 36th Sikhs in the Tirah Campaign 1897-98 – Saragarhi and the defence of the Samana forts’ – to mark the battle’s 120th anniversary last year, said the sacrifice of the soldiers of 36th Sikhs will always remain etched as an iconic moment in the history of this infantry regiment of the Indian Army.

His government, recalled the Chief Minister, had already announced a series of initiatives as a mark of homage to the valiant soldiers, and incorporation of the battle in school history books. It was important to encourage the youngsters to know about the historic event, which was an ode to the courage and grit of the 22 men who chose death over surrender, he added.

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