The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, December 27
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today said that the supreme sacrifice made by legendary martyr Shaheed Udham Singh will always inspire the youth for selfless service to the nation.
Paying floral tributes to Shaheed Udham Singh on his birth anniversary, the Chief Minister said that the countrymen are enjoying fruits of freedom due to the enormous sacrifices made by such legendary heroes. He said that Shaheed Udham Singh was a true son of soil, who had in a heroic act exhibited exemplary courage by killing Michael O’ Dwyer, the prime perpetrator of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Bhagwant Mann said that the unprecedented sacrifice made by this iconic martyr at the altar of national freedom struggle helped the country to overthrow the yoke of British Imperialism.
The Chief Minister further said that Shaheed Udham Singh waited for 21 years to avenge the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh and thus laid the foundation of the freedom of the nation. He exhorted the youth to draw inspiration from the sacrifices of Shaheed Udham Singh and other national heroes for eradication of drugs and other social evils from society. Bhagwant Mann also said that Shaheed Udham Singh always stood for communal harmony during the course of his foreign sojourns so as to gather and inspire people to jointly contribute towards the freedom movement.
The Chief Minister asserted that Punjabis have a prominent place in the national freedom struggle and we are proud of their brave and unique contributions. Bhagwant Mann said that he bows his head in reverence to such great martyrs and patriots of India’s freedom struggle, who displayed heroism and valour thereby making supreme sacrifices to for attaining freedom for the country. He said that the rich legacy of unprecedented sacrifices made by martyrs would act as a lighthouse to guide the destiny of our future generations.