Parliament pays tributes to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 18:35

New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday paid homage to
freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the 80th
anniversary of their martyrdom on Wednesday.

"The courage, bravery and patriotism of these martyrs will
always be a source of inspiration to the youth of the
country," Speaker Meira Kumar said in the Lok Sabha.

Kumar said eighty years ago, on March 23, 1931 Bhagat
Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev attained martyrdom to liberate the
nation from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism.

"Their patriotism, uncompromising devotion to the cause of
their motherland and their selfless sacrifice have
immortalised them for all times," Rajya Chairman Hamid Ansari
said.

"Let us pledge to uphold the cherished values for which
they gave their life," Ansari said.

Both the Houses observed a minute`s silence to pay homage
to the martyrs.

Soon after, Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan
said the day is also the birth anniversary of socialist leader
Ram Manohar Lohia.

"Today is the last day of the birth centenary of Ram
Manohar Lohia which was being marked from 2010 to 2011. We
urge the government to establish an educational institution in
his name and honour him with Bharat Ratna," he said raising
the issue in Zero Hour.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 18:35

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