JAMMU, Feb 14: J and K Freedom Fighters Association (JKFFA) today organized a function to remember Shaheed Bhagat Singh and two other freedom fighters who were awarded the death sentence on 14th February in 1931 by the British Govt.
A function to pay tributes to these freedom fighters was organized under the leadership of Ved Gandotra, president JKFFA at Dogra Shaurya Sthal, Amphalla, here today.
Speaking on the occasion, the members highlighted the life history of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his associates, who fought for the freedom of the mother land.
While paying glowing tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, claimed that the trio were awarded death sentence in the Lahore conspiracy case on February 14, 1931 though they were hanged on March 23 that year.
Their Martyrdom, evoke a wave of freedom struggle throughout the country, the members said and added that many youth joined the freedom struggle following the deeds of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
“The freedom fighters are the inspiration for the youth of today, which was only confined to him-self, in money making, in drug abuse and in celebrating valentine day,” speakers said.
They claimed that a section of “misguided” youths celebrate the occasion as “love day” under the influence of western culture.
They exhorted the youth to come out of western culture and asked them to observe February 14 as black day, rather than a love day, as our heroes were awarded death sentence on this day.
Claiming that youths were ignorant about history, they said parents, teachers and social activists should educate children about this tragic historical fact.
Prominent among others present included Rajiv Mahajan, Pritam Sharma, Rajan Gupta, Ajitesh Kotwal, Rohit Sharma, Akhil Sharma, Sunny Kumar, Rajan Kumar, Rahul Bali and Munish Kotwal and Baldev Raj.