PCC Gen Secy Manohar Lal Sharma and others paying tributes to Shaheed Rifleman Mangal Singh at Poonch.
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POONCH: To memorialise 16th Shaheedi Divas of Rifleman Mangal Singh of 15JAK RIF, who got martyrdom on January 12, 2002 in Poonch sector while fighting with the enemies, a function was organised at his native village Ladoli, on Friday. On the occasion, Ex-Minister Dr Manohar Lal Sharma along with Ex-MLC Subash Gupta, Dham Singh Father of Saheed Mangal Singh and other prominent persons offering tributes garlanded the statue of Shaheed Mangal Singh. Hailing the supreme sacrifices of the police, army and paramilitary personnel for the peace and integrity of the country, Dr Manohar Lal Sharma said that the Dogras have made immense sacrifices. They had given their valuable lives to preserve the unity of the country by exhibiting tenacity, courage and bravery during the difficult times. While speaking on the occasion Dr Sharma said that people hailing from Dogra belt of Kandi, border and hilly areas of Jammu division have rich tradition of serving in army and other para military forces which reflect their courage, spirit of nationalism and love for the country. He appealed to the people to remember the efforts of the brave soldiers with eternal gratitude. He said that martyrs are the real hero’s and we must remember their courage, and acknowledge their sacrifice.
He also extended his gratitude to the bereaved family of Shaheed Mangal Singh and assured every help from the government.
Subash Gupta while addressing on the occasion said that Dogras are real fighters and history of their valor is well versed in the history books. He said that society bears social responsibility to remember the sacrifices of the soldiers, which will remain inspirational for the generation of coming times. Dharam Singh, Davinder Singh, Gain Singh Pathania, Jagjit Singh, Surinder Singh Ex Sarpanch, Bishan Dass Ex Sarpanch, Parveen Bhagat, Sahib Singh Head Master, Capt. Tara Chand, Dalbir Singh Sethua, Suraj Singh Advisor, Chamail singh ,Swarn Singh, Head Master and many others ex serviceman, Sarpanchs participated.
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