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JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh on Sunday said it is imperative to honour the State’s heroes as it imbibes a sense of patriotism and links us to our roots and heritage.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organised by Dido Memorial Committee in connection with the 237th Birth Anniversary celebrations of the legendary Dogra Warrior Mian Dido at Jagti, Nagrota in Jammu.
The function was attended by several writers, social activists, and prominent people from the area.
Dr Singh said it is a recorded history that Main Dido projected the cause of the people of Jammu and stood up against the mighty rulers of that time without caring for anything and ultimately attained martyrdom for the cause of the masses. He said we should all remember the selfless contribution of the great warrior and also propagate it among the masses as well as posterity. Dy CM said Dido was a hero in the real sense especially for the people of Jammu region and “we should all collectively endeavour to tell the people, especially younger generation about his great contribution.”
Dr Singh while responding to the demands of the committee said that the government would look into the same and ensure early redress.
Eminent writer, Mohan Singh also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the role and contribution of the Dogra warrior. He said we should collectively contribute our bit in carrying out a comprehensive exercise to honor our heroes and popularise them.
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