J-K govt to introduce Brig Rajinder Singh’s story in textbooks, says LG Sinha

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Lieutenant governor, Manoj Sinha has said that the Jammu and Kashmir government will introduce story of Brigadier Rajinder Singh, who died fighting Pakistani tribesmen in Uri sector of Baramulla in 1947, in the textbooks.

“I have read the stories of Brigadier Rajinder Singh many times and have lived through the tales of his soldiers’ gallantry at Uri in October 1947. Story of Brig Rajinder Singh will be included in textbooks to make the new generation aware about gallantry of our Martyrs and freedom fighters, who sacrificed their lives to protect our land,” Sinha said as per the official spokesperson.

He made this announcement while speaking at the “Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav” celebrations in J-K by visiting Bagoona, Samba, the birthplace of first recipient of Maha Vir Chakra Brigadier Rajinder Singh, where he inaugurated the curtain raiser event of the mega celebrations. He also flagged off a bike and cycle rally and tableau to mark the occasion.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG expressed his privilege of visiting the birthplace of Rajinder Singh Pura and observed that the culture of our country teaches us that one must visit a pilgrimage site before starting the festivities.

“Today my desire is fulfilled. I visited the holy birthplace of Brigadier Rajinder Singh, who is an epitome of unmatched valour and sacrifice. From his birth place, I extend my greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the launch of Azaadi Ka Amrut Mohatsav,” Sinha said.

“The spirit with which Brigadier Rajinder Singh, Maqbool Sherwani and Women Self Defense Corps protected the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir and every inch of the land by putting their lives at stake, with the same spirit, J-K government is making untiring efforts to develop every inch of the UT’s land to the standards of mainstream,” Sinha said, as per official spokesperson.

“J-K must strive to reach milestones set out by our founding fathers. The dream of Jammu and Kashmir foreseen by Brigadier Rajinder Singh, the land on which Shaivadarshan, Buddhist, Mimamsak, Naiyayik, Siddha, and Sufi philosophy flourished, that Sanatan tradition must reach every school, college, village, city in the 75 weeks to come,” he added.

The official spokesperson said that the LG asked J-K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Information Department to collect details of our unsung Heroes, so that their valour could be highlighted during the grand festival. He said that the LG also called upon the people to actively and enthusiastically participate in Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav and renew their resolve to build a new India together.

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