KL News Network
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that India would never forget sacrifices by the army, police and paramilitary forces personnel in various States while protecting borders and fighting militancy. He had specially flown to preside over the Shahidi Diwas organized at Ramleela ground in Kathua.
“Nation’s heart beats for the brave heroes and their families,” said Singh in his address. “They (martyrs) laid down their lives and sacrificed their present for our better future.”
“There isn’t a single State whose jawans have not laid down their lives for the nation in J&K and similarly our jawans from this State too have showed their courage in protecting the nation,” Singh said, according an official spokesman.
Home Minister said terrorism is the weapon of cowards and added that India would give a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations from the other side of the border. “Pakistan should understand that terrorism is not the weapon of brave, but of cowards,” he said.
Referring to the surgical strikes by the Indian Army, post Uri terror attack, he said, “I want to assure that this government will never let India to bow its head before anyone and will always give befitting reply to enemies of peace.” The government has already given nod for creating vacancies for 10000 SPOs and also for creating new five Indian Reserve battalions.
Talking about de-monitization, Singh said notebandi has resulted in nasbandi of anti-national elements and hoarders of black money. “To control the menace of terrorism, separatism and Naxalism, the Prime Minister took the demonetisation decision,” Singh said. He quoted Prime Minister saying that situation will improve after 50 days.
Speaking on the occasion, state’s Forest, Ecology and Environment Mnister, Choudhary Lal Singh urged public in general and government in particular to remember the sacrifice of soldiers and pay homage to martyrs.
“We have a tendency to forget the sacrifices of our real heroes who scarified their lives protecting our nation,” he said. “This is high time we reach out the families of the martyrs.”
Singh hailed the people of Kathua for making the Shahidi Diwas a memorable event for the families of police and army personnel.
“Events like these would only give a moral support to the martyr’s families and we all should participate to make them realize that we are with them through thick and thin,” he said.