PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid homage to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Hussainiwala, Pinjab.

Updated: Mar 24, 2015, 00:49 AM IST
PM Modi pays tribute to martyrs: As it happened

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid homage to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Hussainiwala, Punjab. The last rites of the three great freedom fighters were performed in Hussainiwala on March 23, 1931.

Modi addresses 'Shradhanjali Samaroh' at Hussainiwala. Here are the live updates:

  • PM Modi offers prayers at the Durgiana temple in Amritsar.
  • PM Modi visits Jallianwala Bagh to pay tribute to martyrs.
  • PM Modi promises to look into issues that have been put forth by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. 
  • My government has started the new auction process and out of 204 coal mines, only 18 coal mines have been auctioned till now and the bids have already exceeded Rs 2 lakh crore, PM says.
  • PM rakes up coal scam, says CAG had estimated a loss of Rs 1,74,000 crore which many declined to believe. Some people even said there was a 'Zero Loss', says PM Modi.
  • PM Modi hits out at previous Congress government, saying corruption has ruined the nation.
  • If the Nation has to move ahead, we have to think about the farmers and villages as well as the children of the farmers. These days any farmer, who has three sons says that one of his one son will continue farming while the other two will go out for work.
  • PM promises to establish 'Shaheed Bhagat Singh post graduate institute for horticulture research & training' in Punjab.
  • With the help of soil health cards, farmers can figure out, what to grow on the farm land and how much fertiliser should be used.
  • The government wants the farmers to use soil health cards for better farm produce, says PM
  • I request the farmers of Punjab not to use more fertilisers than required for farming, says PM.
  • PM says it is important to save every drop of water, only then water problems will be solved in Punjab.
  • By 2022, it should be our dream to ensure that there is no Indian left without a home. Every Indian must get a home, says PM.
  • PM remembers Dr Ram Manohar Lohia on his birth anniversary, says the great leader used to highlight the importance of cleanliness.
  • In 2019, when we shall mark Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, let us fulfil the dream of a Swachh Bharat, exhorts PM.
  • I have come here today to salute the great tradition of the freedom fighters, says PM.
  • PM Modi hails Bhagat Singh's legacy, says the great freedom fighter inspires today's youth.
  • I got the opportunity to pay homage to Sardar Bhagat Singh ji, Sukhdev and Rajguru, who continue to inspire every Indian citizen. This is an inspiring moment for me, says PM.
  • Punjab is the land of brave people. Maximum number of people from this region sacrificed their lives during the freedom struggle, says PM.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit Jallianwala Bagh ground where hundreds of innocent Indians attending a rally where shot dead by British troops on April 13, 1919.

Modi arrived at the Amritsar airport today afternoon and travelled to Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district by helicopter.

He is the second prime minister after Rajiv Gandhi, who came in March 1985, to visit Hussainiwala, where preparations are in full swing.

The PM will then visit the Sikh holy city of Amritsar to pray at Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines and popularly known as the Golden Temple, and at the nearby Durgiana Mandir.