Kurukshetra: One of the 28 ‘memorygates’ being constructed to mark the golden jubilee of Haryana and one chowk in every town of the northern and western part would be named after legendary martyr Udham Singh, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said. Adoya Chowk in Shahbad Markanda would be renamed as Udham Singh Chowk. Besides, one chowk of every town in northern and western part of the state would be named after Udham Singh, he said while addressing a public meet at new grain market here to mark the freedom fighter’s 76th death anniversary.
Udham Singh was a revolutionary known for assassinating Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India, to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. “People should shun their narrow outlook and come out unitedly to remember the sacrifices of these brave men,” Khattar said. The event was organised by Haryana Kamboj Sabha and Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies Karandev Kamboj. Khattar announced a grant of Rs 21 lakh for the local Kambhoj Dharmshala and appreciated the members of the Haryana Kamboj Sabha for organising the function, saying it would inspire the younger generation to become nationalists.
The CM said a large number of programmes would be organised to mark the golden jubilee of Haryana and it would help people to understand the culture of the state and participate in its development. Governor Acharya Dev Vrat also spoke at the programme and narrated how many freedom fighters laid down their lives happily for the sake of freedom of the country. Meanwhile, during a meeting with officials, Khattar directed them to prepare for the International ‘Gita Jayanti Samaroh’ and the state’s Golden Jubilee year celebrations to be held throughout the year, with special emphasis on beautification and cleanliness of the holy city.
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