Ministers pay tributee to Kargil martyrs

Published by Metro India News on July 27, 2015 01:13:57 AM

Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated with patriotism at Parade grounds and several leaders paid floral tributes at the martyr memorial, to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the War taken place 16 years ago.

“BJP government will provide one-rank one-pension to all the jawans in the country”

Addressing the gathering, Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said that the jawans are risking their lives and saving the borders. They resemble the nations’ integrity and the sovereignty of the nation is in their hands. He said that the terrorist activities were increasing at alarming pace and there is a need to stop the atrocities of Pakistan and Bangladesh and save the country. “We should live like a soldier, shunning the differences like Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Parsis.

We have to fight against the evil forces which want to destabilise India,” the Union Minister said. Dattatreya said that the celebrating Vijay Diwas would be a meaningful one when people shun differences on the lines of religion, castes and languages. He said that the BJP government would provide one-rank one-pension to all the jawans in the country. “Norms are being prepared and the government is trying to increase budget for the Defense ministry,” he said.

He said that he is with the defense personnel and would strive to help them in getting the allocated lands in Domalguda, jobs to their children and pensions to their families. Speaking at the event, Telangana Legislative Council Chairman Swami Goud said that 527 Indian soldiers sacrificed their lives in Kargil war. As many as 1,538 soldiers were injured in the war and drove back the Pakistan forces from entering India, he said.

Swamy Goud said “I request all the State government to help the families of the injured and families of martyrs of Kargil War. I also request the Centre to implement welfare schemes to their families as a responsibility.” Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali, Malkajgiri MP Malla Reddy, Amberpet MLA G Kishan Reddy and others participated in the programme.