JKPF to honour families of over 1500 martyrs

Representatives of JKPF at a press conference at Jammu on Thursday.
Representatives of JKPF at a press conference at Jammu on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 21: Jammu Kashmir Peoples’ Forum (JKPF) in order to celebrate and commemorate 75th year of Independence of India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav besides celebrating Kargil Victory Day which falls on 26th of this month. On the occasion the Forum is going to honour about 1500-2000 families of Martyrs belonging to Jammu and Kashmir to mark the supreme sacrifices made by the soldiers/officers belonging to belt forces including Army, Paramilitary Forces and J&K Police who sacrificed their lives for safeguarding the territorial and national integrity of India and maintaining internal peace and security in the nation since 1947 till date.
This was stated at a press conference here, today by president of Jammu Kashmir People’s Forum, Ramesh C Sabharwal. Besides vice president of the Forum, Raghu Mehta, its general secretary, Prof. Rajiv Rattan, treasurer, Ashok Gupta and Vikas Sharma and Maj.Gen (retd) S.K.Sharma addressed the press conference.
They said function (Samman Samaroh) is being presided by Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh and the main speaker in the function would be Dattatreya Hosabale, Sar-karyavah (general secretary), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The function would be held at Gulshan Ground, opposite Jammu University on Sunday, 24th July 2022 and it would start at 10:30 am and conclude at 1.00 PM.
They said families of the martyrs belonging to Jammu and Kashmir would be honoured and felicitated in this function by presenting shawls and mementos by the Defence Minister and other senior and decorated officers of belt forces. Prominent personalities of the Jammu province and Ex-servicemen belonging to the belt forces have been invited to attend this prestigious programme, they added.