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PM Modi visits Hussainiwala to pay Tribute to Martyrs

Ferozepur, March 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala in Ferozepur district on the occasion of Shaheedi Diwas (Martyrs Day) to pay homage to three great Heroes - Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev - on their death anniversary.

He is the second PM after late Rajiv Gandhi who landed here in 1985 to pay tributes to the martyrs. He will also visit Jallianwala Bagh ground where hundreds of innocent Indians were shot dead by the British cops while attending a rally on April 13, 1919.

Addressing a gathering at Hussainiwala at the event Shradhanjali Samaroh, Modi praised Punjab people. He said that the state is a land of brave people. Paying tributes to the martyrs, he said that Sardar Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru will continue to inspire everyone over the years. They sacrificed their lives for mother India.

On this occassion, he also remembered Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, whose birth anniversary is being observed today. Speaking on the cleanliness, he said that Dr Lohia used to talk about the importance of cleanliness and the nation is committed to have a Swachh Bharat to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi In 2019.

He promised to establish Shaheed Bhagat Singh post graduate institute for horticulture research & training in Punjab.

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