CM gives Rs 1-crore grant for Saragarhi Memorial

Category : Punjab News
Updated On : September 14, 2018 05:02 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has paid tributes to martyrs of the Battle of Saragarhi to commemorate its 121st anniversary during a state-level function held here.

He announced several projects, including an institute for competitive studies, Saragarhi club and centre for rehabilitation of drug addicts, besides a grant of Rs 1 crore for the beautification and development of the Saragarhi Memorial in this border town.

Capt Amarinder, who has himself authored a book on the famous battle, said the government would ensure speedy execution of the memorial project.

Addressing the gathering, Capt Amarinder said soldiers of the Sikh regiment, led by Havildar Ishar Singh along with Naik Lal Singh, Lance Naik Chanda Singh and their comrades, had showed exemplary courage and heroism against all odds while fighting the Afghans to their last breath.

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