BJP pays Rs one lakh to 1953 martyr’s family

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 18: The State BJP President & MLA Sat Sharma, along with State general secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, State secretary advocate Vijay Sharma and other leaders, handed over a cheque of Rs one lakh to Karan Singh, grandson of Bheekham Singh, the martyr of 1953 agitation in Hiranagar.
Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that although a meager amount of Rs one lakh cannot meet the needs of any family but can prove to be helpful to some extent to make someone invest it to earn livelihood. No amount is enough to compensate for the loss of life  nor can it bring back the happiness of the family of the person who got martyrdom but still a humane approach should be adopted and whatever is possible should be done.
He said that the party has always been with the martyrs of “Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan” and other agitations which were launched for the full integration of the State with the rest of the country.
Ashok Kaul said that thousands of people in Jammu province were on roads in 1953 agitation of “Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan, Ek Pradhan” and voluntarily came forward to lay down precious lives for the honour of the national tricolour. Many youth from Hirnagar, Jourian, Akhnoor and Ramban got bullets while raising the tricolour, which was considered a crime in those days.
BJP State spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta and SS Bijral, MLA Bhaderwah Dalip Singh Parihar and Jammu West District President Ayodhya Gupta were also present on the occasion.