Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat paid floral tributes to martyr Kesri Chand at the CM residence on Sunday. On the occasion of the anniversary of his martyrdom, Rawat recalled that when Subhas Chandra Bose formed the Azad Hind Fauj, many braves from Uttarakhand had enlisted in this army to fight for the nation. Kesri Chand had made the supreme sacrifice for the motherland, he said. MLA Munna Singh Chauhan and Dehradun district Panchayat president Madhu Chauhan were also present on the occasion.
The Jaunsar Mahasabha also paid tributes to the martyr at his statue in Gandhi Park. The Jaunsar Mahasabha head Munna Rana, Archana Rana and Veer Kesri Chand Samiti patron KS Chauhan among others garlanded the martyr’s statue and paid their tributes. Chauhan said that Chand was born on November 1, 1920 in Kyava village of Jaunsar Bawar region. After initial education in Vikasnagar, he later studied in DAV College in Dehradun. After displaying courage in various efforts as part of the British Indian army, he was captured by the Japanese army in February 1942 and later while fighting as part of the Azad Hind Fauj at Imphal front, he was captured by the British. He was sentenced to death after a court martial and hanged at the age of 24 years on May 3, 1945.
Monday, 04 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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