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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Govt School Children visit to Wagha Border

Govt School Children Visit Wagah Border Andhra Jyothy

Salam Sainik: 4th Oct 2009

Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary today

Source: The hindu


HYDERABAD: The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Seva Samiti in association with Vandemataram Foundation is organising the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Ravindra Bharati here on Sunday at 10 a.m. The function will have Param Veer Chakra awardee Bana Singh from Jammu and Kashmir as the chief guest.
Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday, Capt. Singh, who also served at Siachen gallery during his service, lamented at the way the armed forces personnel in the country were treated by the government. “Soldiers operate in hard to imagine and most hostile conditions to serve the country and they need to be treated better,” he said. After the service, for years he was paid a pension of a mere Rs.160 which was raised following hue and cry at the treatment meted out to the armed forces personnel. “It is not just the question of money as soldiers serve the cause of motherland. But this is not how they should be cared for,” he said.
Contributions
Heeralal Yadav from Mumbai, who is doing research on issues related to armed forces, said the country should understand the contributions of those serving the defence forces and remember their sacrifices.

Tributes paid to martyrs : VandemataramFoundation (The Hindu)

Source: The Hindu
Staff Reporter
Death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru
— PHOTO: NAGARA GOPAL

True heroes: Children paying their respects to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at the ‘Balidan Divas' on Tuesday.
HYDERABAD: Three women, two of them mothers of martyr soldiers, were felicitated on March 23 which was observed as ‘Balidan Divas' by the Vandemataram Foundation along with Bhagat Singh Seva Samiti and Professional Students Organisation, in commemoration of the death anniversary of the revolutionary trio Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.
Standing ovation
Vimala Acharya, mother of Major Padmapani Acharya who was killed while fighting intrusion in Kargil sector, and Girija, mother of Major J. Suresh Suri who was killed last year in a gun battle with militants in North Kashmir received honours from the organisers and a standing ovation from the audience.
Shailaja, mother of Raghunath Reddy, who achieved third rank in GATE despite his poverty, too was felicitated on the occasion.
Manoj Enani, the president of Bhagat Singh Seva Samiti, praised Bhagat Singh as patriot, social visionary, and philosopher.
Cultural performances by students from various government schools followed.