Rich tributes paid to Shaheed Udham Singh


AmritsarPosted at: Aug 1, 2017, 12:54 AM; last updated: Aug 1, 2017, 12:54 AM (IST)

BJP workers clean the statute of martyr Udham Singh and raise patriotic slogans on the occasion of his 77th martyrdom day at the Hall gate in Amritsar on Monday. photo: vishal kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 31

Members of various organisations paid tributes to Shaheed Udham Singh on his martyrdom day today. The members of these organisations garlanded the statue of the martyr outside the Hall gate and spoke about the need to instil patriotism among the young generation.
BJP leaders Rajesh Kandarim, Sanjay Sharma and Manva Taneja led a team of party workers who washed Udham Singh’s statue with milk and garlanded it. The leaders said Udham Singh had restored national pride by avenging the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. They said the martyrs would be remembered for centuries to come.
The Rani Jhansi Society also organised an event in Shiv Nagar here today to pay tributes to the martyr. Former Health Minister and senior BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla said society should learn to respect its heroes and martyrs, as they were the ones because of whom people were enjoying freedom today.
Students of DAV Public School also paid homage to Shaheed Udham Singh. The stories of his life and achievements were read during the event to create awareness among students. Udham Singh had killed Michael O’Dwyer, a former Lieutenant General of Punjab in British rule.
Regional Director, DAV, Punjab Zone, Dr Neelam Kamra and other officials from DAV institutes exhorted the students to remember the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters.

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