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Freedom Fighters honoured by Bharat Maa Shaheed Samman Trust to celebrate spirit of patriotism

Updated: Aug 19, 2016 11:48 IST

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Celebrating the freedom of our nation, the co-founders of Bharat Maa Shaheed Samman Trust, Mr. Sanjay Dalmia and Ms. Jai Madan recently hosted a felicitation ceremony for the freedom fighters in Kanpur.

This noble initiative was conducted at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology and was aimed at recognizing the struggle and sacrifice of the heroes of our nation in securing our freedom and celebrated the spirit of patriotism.

The event was a success with youth participating in various activities lined up to promote the spirit of patriotism.

Speaking about this initiative, Mr. Sanjay Dalmia said, "We celebrated our 70th Independence Day yesterday and today we are honoring the brave hearts who won us our freedom. After New Delhi and Dehradun, this is the 3rd celebration we have organized to recognize the struggle and sacrifice of our heroes for the freedom movement, which is an inspiration for all of us, specially our youth. So we hosted this event to encourage the younger generation towards nation-building and instill the feeling of patriotism among everyone."

The event began with lighting of the lamp with the dignitaries present, followed by the felicitation ceremony for the freedom fighters in the presence of their family and the attendees.

The heroes felicitated at the event included Shri R. S. Srivastava, Shri Rajaram, Shri Govind Prasad alias Subhash Diwedi, Shri R. S. Singh, Shri D. K. Singh, Shri Harbansh Singh, Smt Manvati Arya, Shri Raghurag Arora, Shri Govardhan Lal Kannojiya and Shri Bhagwati Singh Visharad.

The freedom fighters and their families shared the story of their life and their struggles which proved to be an inspiration and encouragement for the younger generation towards nation building. (ANI)