Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Tribute paid to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre is a moment of Punjab’s history, which is remembered with great grief by the whole state as many people lost their lives in this massacre. It was recently its 97th anniversary when various NGOs, government officials and many more paid tribute to the martyrs of that historic event at the memorial in Amritsar.

This was an event which cant be forgotten by any citizen of Punjab, or for that matter any citizen of India. It was horrific event where a number of freedom fighters of our country lost their lives along with a number of local citizens. This was the event that kick started the movement towards the freedom of our country. Anil Joshi, the Local Bodies Minister and Vijay Sampla, Union Minister, were few of the government officials who were present at the ceremony.

To mark this occasion, a painting competition was organized in which a number of students from different schools around the city participated and remembered the martyrs in their own way. An NGO named Panchrang Group had organized this painting competition to let the little ones know the importance of this day in the history of our country. The other officials, who were present at the occasion, included the Vice President of National SC/ST Commission, Additional Deputy Commissioner along with more.

The Bar Association of Amritsar had their own way of paying tribute to the martyrs of this massacre. They had organized a march from the Jallianwala Bagh to the Akal Takht, remembering the martyrs who lost their lives in the year 1919 at this place. The members of the Bar Council who had participated in this march said that while remembering the martyrs, they were praying for peace to prevail in the entire country.

The main motive behind remembering the martyrs was that, if such events are freshened up in the memories of today’s youngsters, and then only they will value the freedom. Through such events only they will know what went in to get the freedom for the country.

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