Families of 21 martyrs to be honoured today

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An event is being organised in Delhi on Thursday to honour families of the martyred soldiers of the Kargil conflict. Organised by Shri Gita Jayanti Samaroh Samiti, ‘Ek Shaam Shahidon ke naam’, is an event which is organised every year to commemorate Kargil Diwas. The event coincides with Quit India Movement. On August 8, 1942, this movement was launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi, during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule of India.
Speaking about the event, President of Samiti Rajkumar Bhati said that besides families of martyred soldiers and officers, families of paramilitary and police personnel will be given awards this time. After all, jawans and officers from police and paramilitary forces have given their life while serving the nation. They deserve to be hounoured, Bhati said. According to him, 21 awards will be families of martyred soldiers. A cheque of Rs 31000 will be given to each family for child education and welfare of children besides trophy. Rakshak News is a media partner of the event.

An event is being organised in Delhi on Thursday to honour families of the martyred soldiers of the Kargil conflict. Organised by Shri Gita Jayanti Samaroh Samiti, ‘Ek Shaam Shahidon ke naam’, is an event which is organised every year to commemorate Kargil Diwas. The event coincides with Quit India Movement. On August 8, 1942, this movement was launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi, during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule of India.

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Speaking about the event, President of Samiti Rajkumar Bhati said that besides families of martyred soldiers and officers, families of paramilitary and police personnel will be given awards this time. After all, jawans and officers from police and paramilitary forces have given their life while serving the nation. They deserve to be hounoured, Bhati said. According to him, 21 awards will be families of martyred soldiers. A cheque of Rs 31000 will be given to each family for child education and welfare of children besides trophy. Rakshak News is a media partner of the event.

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The programme is being organised at Constitution Club of India. Three Union ministers including MOS Home Kiren Rijiju, Hansraj Gangaram Mihir and R K Singh are expected at the event. Among other dignitaries, who are expected to attend the event, are Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari and Sufi and Punjabi singer Hansraj Hans. Additional Commissioner of Police ( Delhi) Devesh Srivastava and Major General ( Retd) G D Bakshi will be special guests. Brigadier Khushal Singh Thakur who spearheaded the counter attack at Tololing and Tiger Hills that dislodged the intruding Pakistani forces from this formidable heights during Kargil, will also attend the event.
Among the awardees are family members of personnel from CRPF, SSB, ITBP, CISF and Delhi and Haryana Police. Bhati said that Gita Jayanti Samaroh Samiti, NGO works in the fields of health, education and social welfare.
Properietor and Editor in Chief of Rakshak News, Sanjay Vohra said that priority of Rakshaknews is to help organisations and NGOs which have been working for the welfare of uniformed forces and their personnel. It is necessary to highlight the contribution of uniformed forces in nation-building and issues of public interest while doing the journalistic work.