BJP remembers martyrs of Praja Parishad agitation

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Glowing tributes were paid to martyrs of 1953 Praja Parishad movement of Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan  by BJP leaders at a function at Jourian today.
A large number of Party men drawn from different parts of Akhnoor and Jourian attended the function. The BJP leaders who paid tributes to martyrs included Party State president & MLA, Sat Sharma its Legislative Party leader & Former Deputy CM, Dr. Nirmal Singh, MPs Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas, MLAs Ravinder Raina, Rajeev Sharma and Dr. Krishan Lal Bhagat, MLCs Ramesh Arora and Vibodh Gupta, Kissan Board Vice Chairman Daljeet Singh Chib.
They laid wreaths at the Shaheedi Sthal, a memorial constructed in memory of seven Martyrs namely Mela Ram, Baryam Singh, Baldev Singh, Basant Ram, Nanak Chand, Trilok Singh and Sain Singh. They also hoisted National Flag amid singing of National Anthem.
Later, these leaders paid their tributes in “Shradhanjali Sabha” at Jourian Bazar.
Sat Sharma, while paying tributes, said that these martyrs laid down their lives for the complete integration of the State with the rest of the country and opposed the provision of separate flag, separate constitution and the provision of the post of Prime Minister. He said that the real tributes to them will be to take pledge to work for fulfilling the dreams of these great patriots.
He informed the gathering that the Centre government has sanctioned Rs 206.90 crore for Jourian-Pargwal bridge over river Chenab and highlighted a number of schemes for the poor and needy.

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