Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh BJP Vice President and Former minister Mr Surjeet Singh Slathia today paid glowing tributes to martyrs, who stood firm like a rock in defense of the nation in most challenging situations and offered their supreme sacrifices.
“We salute the valour of our brave jawans and officers. who laid down their lives while defending the integrity and sovereignty of the nation”, Mr Slathia said while leading people in paying homage to Martyrr Hav Rakesh Kumar, Shaurya Chakra ,at a homage giving function on his 15th Shaheedi divas held at Village Dariei in Samba district this morning.
"By offering supreme sacrifice, Hav Rakesh Kumar has made his village and the entire Jammu and Kashmir proud", Mr Slathia said, adding that martyrdom of brave soldiers and officers remain source of inspiration for the compatriots, especially the youth.
The nation will always remain indebted to the valiant martyrs who give their today for secure tomorrow of the country, he maintained.The former minister, who was chief guest at the homage giving function, said Samba in particular has been the land of Warriors who have contributed immensely in defence of the country, especially in the past over seven decades.
He lauded the heroic role of the armed forces in coming to the rescue of the people during the times of distress like natural calamities and defending the borders at the pearl of their lives.Mr Slathia said that the best tribute to the martyrs would be to join the efforts of rebuilding India and making it the Vishwa guru, the mission initiated by prime minister, Mr Narendra Modi.
The local functionaries and the prominent citizens, including Additional Deputy Commissioner Samba Mr Rakesh Dubey, Commanding Officer 24th Sikh Regiment Col Karamjeet Singh, Superintendent of Police Samba Surinder Choudhary, Sarpanch Bimla Devi and others.