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Capt pays tributes to Saragarhi battle heroes


Chandigarh, September 11

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday paid tributes to the heroes of the historic Saragarhi battle, while exhorting the youth to imbibe the values of courage and valour in themselves.

The Chief Minister, who had authored and launched a book, “The 36th Sikhs in the Tirah Campaign 1897-98 – Saragarhi and the defence of the Samana forts”, to mark the battle’s 120th anniversary last year, said the sacrifice of the soldiers of 36th Sikhs will always remain etched as an iconic moment in the history of this infantry regiment of the Indian Army.

He said his government had already announced a series of initiatives as a mark of homage to the valiant soldiers, besides the incorporation of the battle information in school history books. It is important to encourage the youngsters to know about the historic event, which is an ode to the courage and grit of the 22 men who chose death over surrender, he added. — TNS