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Chief Minister, Union MoS pay tribute to martyrs on Vijay Diwas

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that December 16 is a historic day of valor and courage. In just 13 days, 93,000 soldiers of the Pakistani Army had to surrender before the courage and bravery of Indian soldiers. This was among the greatest victories in military history. The Chief Minister said this while speaking at a programme organized to mark Vijay Diwas in the memory of the martyrs of the 1971 Indo-Pak war at Defence Colony here on Sunday. The Chief Minister said that the morale of Pakistani soldiers was broken by the bravery of Indian soldiers. School and college students should be told about the bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Army. He said that students will be told about this glorious history of India on Vijay Diwas in schools from next year. Rawat said that along with Dev Bhoomi, Uttarakhand is Veer Bhoomi as well. Here, there has always been a feeling of patriotism and dedication towards the nation. Uttarakhand has two international borders but till today no anti-national elements have dared to come here. He said that there is a sense of reverence for the soldiers in the State Government. There are clear instructions to the authorities that the problems of the soldiers should be resolved on priority basis. For this, additional District Magistrate level officer has been made nodal officer in the districts. The Chief Minister said that he wants to set up a grand memorial dedicated to the Indian Army in the State, which will signify the glorious history of the Indian Army and also inspire our children. Union Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh said that Vijay Diwas reminds us of the bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Army. Achieving such a big victory in just 13 days and also creating a separate country is matter of pride for our country. Even today, enemies of the country are engaged in direct and indirect way against the nation and at such a time, one should recognize ones strength, unite and defeat the enemies of the country. He said that every Indian is with the families of martyred soldiers. The society and country in which the soldiers are not respected collapses. The army keeps the country united. Everyone in the army is identified as an Indian. Rawat and Singh also honoured the Veer Naaris, gallantry medal recipient soldiers and ex-servicemen in the programme. Minister of Higher Education Dhan Singh Rawat, Member of Parliament Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, MLAs Umesh Sharma ‘Kau’, Vinod Chamoli, Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gamma’ and others were also present on the occasion. Earlier, on the occasion of Vijay Diwas the Chief Minister and Union Minister of State paid tributes to brave martyrs, who made supreme sacrifice while protecting the country. They laid a wreath at Martyrs Memorial in, Gandhi Park and remembered the martyrs.  Read more posts… Monday, 17 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

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