Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev martyrdom remembered



Hussainiwala: Paying Rich tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their 79th martyrdom anniversary today, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal regretted that their dreams of a prosperous country are yet to come true.

"It is sad that the aspirations of our freedom fighters have not yet been fulfilled because they dreamt of an independent India free from illiteracy, unemployment and starvation," Badal said here.

Even after 60 years of freedom, the Centre has not been able to provide basic civic amenities to the common man, he said.

Badal, who announced a grant of Rs 50 lakh for beautification and development of Shahedi Samarak at Hussainiwala, however, said "It is our duty to nurture the feeling of nationalism amongst our youth."

He also honoured relatives of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on the occasion and said the state government would instal Reverse Osmosis (RO) system in 2,500 villages by the end of next year to provide potable water.

-PTI