UDHAMPUR, Aug 12: Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan Memorial Trust today awarded meritorious students of Udhampur for their exceptional performance in Board and University examinations.
A function in this regard was organized at Brahma Rishi Bawra Shanti Vidya Peeth Udhampur where 37 meritorious students were awarded. Dr Jitender Udhampuri, Padam Shiri awardee, was chief guest on the occasion while District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar was the guest of honour and Swami Chinmaya Jyoti was the guest of pride . Galaxy of Army officers and prominent citizens attended the function.
Earlier, Shewatketu Singh, secretary of the Trust, highlighted various activities of Trust, like felicitation of martyr’s families, organization of eye camps, honoring of meritorious students and providing uniforms and other stationery articles to poor and needy students. He reiterated the resolve of the Trust to carry on such activities in future too.
In all 37 meritorious students who had shown their exceptional performance in Board and University examinations in Udhampur district, were honoured by the Trust on the occasion. Each student was presented a memento and shawl.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest praised Captain Mahajan for his exemplary and indomitable courage and said he was the epitome of a true Indian soldier who does not mind sacrificing his life in the service of the nation. He exhorted the students to work hard in their new fields to brighten their future. He advised the students to be close to their roots and participate in the civil service examinations as to be the part and parcel of their motherland.
Speakers on the occasion also demanded renaming of Udhampur Railway Station in the name of Capt Tushar Mahajan and said that it would be a rich tribute to the martyr. Dev Raj Gupta, father of martyr and Chairman of the Trust, presented the vote of thanks.