Pb CM pays tributes to soldiers of Saragarhi battle on its 121st anniv

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday paid rich tributes to the soldiers of the historic Saragarhi battle on its 121st anniversary, and said the state-of-the-art memorial would be built before its next anniversary.

After paying obeisance in Gurdwara Saragarhi during the state-level martyrdom day function, the chief minister went to 'Barki Square' to pay floral tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the 1965 Indo-Pak war.

Addressing the gathering at Saragarhi gurdwara complex, Amarinder Singh spoke about the exemplary valour of the 22 soldiers of the 36 Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army stationed near Samana ridge (now in Pakistan), who laid down their lives after a fierce battle following an attack by nearly 10,000 Afghans on September 12, 1897.

A model depicting the architectural and layout of the state of the art memorial has been finalised, the chief minister said, adding the Saragarhi Memorial Management Committee under its Chairman Maj Gen J S Sandhu, GOC, 7 Inf Div would oversee the entire construction.

He assured the management committee that his government would extend full support in the execution of the iconic project as a befitting tribute to the Saragarhi martyrs.

Responding to the demand raised by local MLA Parminder Singh Pinky for establishing Saragarhi Memorial Institute for Competitive Exams in Ferozepur, the chief minister said the state government would take necessary steps after getting the matter thoroughly examined.

He also assured fulfilment of the other demand for setting up Saragarhi Club here.


(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel