JAMMU, June 26: To pay rich tributes to the twenty jawans, who sacrificed their lives in Galwan Valley in Ladakh on June 15 & 16, Congress today observed martyrs day ” Shaheedon Ko Slam Divas” and expressed full support and solidarity with the brave armed forces of the country.
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As part of nationwide programme of AICC, senior leaders of JKPCC, District Committees, frontal wings of the party like Youth Congress, Mahila Congress, Seva Dal and Cells and other senior leaders assembled at Shaheedi Smarak, Shaheedi Chowk Jammu in front of Congress HQ and paid rich floral tributes to the martyrs by lighting candles and placing flowers amidst raising patriotic slogans. After this, the leaders observed one hour silent sit in to express solidarity and full support to the armed forces and as a mark of respect to the martyrs.
The sit- in- dharna by Congress party was also to express silent anger over the different statements of the Central Government . over the issue of China’s continuous attempts of intrusions and excursions in Ladakh region and the treacherous mode of China, Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma said on the occasion.
The JKPCC fully endorsed the stand of INC over the questions raised by the top party leadership regarding the Prime Minister statement in all party meeting creating confusion over the stand of the country regarding treacherous activities of China. Govt should come out clear and take a firm stand over the issue, said the party while declaring that every citizen is behind the armed forces and the Government to deal with the Chinese mischiefs and misadventures.
Prominent among those who participated in sit- in dharna, included Raman Bhalla, Mula Ram, G M Saroori, Kanta Bhan, Jugal Kishore, Ravinder Sharma, Rajnish Sharma, Th Manmohan Singh, Faqir Nath, Yogesh Sawhney, Dr Manohar Lal Sharma, Hari Singh Chib, Th Shiv Dev Singh, G L Chalotra, Ashok Sharma, Indu Pawar, Udhey Bhanu Chib, Rajesh Sadotra, Ch Gharu Ram , S S Shingari, Vinod Sharma, Suresh Dogra, Col Swarn Singh, Gurdarshan Singh, Advo Bhavishya Soodan, Rajvir Singh, Iqbal Dar, S Gajan Singh, Neeraj Gupta, Shashi Sharma, Pawan Raina, Sanjeev Sharma and others.
In Leh, Territorial Congress Committee (TCC) UT Ladakh and District Congress Committee (DCC) Leh, organized Shaheedon Ko Salaam Divas at Petrol Pump Chowk, here today. TCC UT Ladakh President Nawang Rigzin Jora, DCC President Tsering Namgyal, Congress Councilors, senior Congress leaders and workers participated to pay homage to the martyrs for their supreme sacrifices in Galwan Valley recently.
They observed two minutes silences in memory of departed souls. “Congress party and people of Ladakh will extend whole heartly support to the Government of India decision to resolve Galwan standoff issue,” said Jora while addressing the media. He added that war is not the solution to push back the Chinese Army but it must be resolved through dialogues to avoid from becoming another Doklam like situation. Jora claimed that there is Chinese incursion in Despang area in Daulad Beg Oldi sector these days. Admitting that incursions used to take place even during Congress Government at the Centre, he however claimed that Manmohan Singh Government successfully pushed them back. “During Congress Government, incursion took place in inches but now it’s taking place in kilometer which is worrisome for the Nation,” he added and alleged that while Prime Minister Modi was busy entertaining Xi Jinping in Ahmadabad 2014, on the border there was Chinese incursion in Chumur and Demchok.
In the programme organized by Congress RS Pura unit, DCC Rural President Hari Singh Chib, senior Congress leaders and activists of RS Pura and Suchetgarh of District Rural Jammu unit paid rich tributes to the Galwan Valley martyrs.
The programme started with lighting of lamp and paid floral tributes to the brave martyrs by the rank & files of the party. Two minutes silence was also observed as a mark of respect to the departed great souls. Pawan Sharma, Ravinder Singh, Ch Mohan Singh, Ramesh Motton, Karan Bhagat, Jitender Kumar, Sham Mehta, Sat Mandi, Ajit Singh, Kuldeep Kumar and others attended the programme.