Grand niece of Rajguru Uma Mahadeokar talking to ANI after paying tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru on their 88th Martyrdom Day in Mumbai on Saturday. Photo/ANI
Grand niece of Rajguru Uma Mahadeokar talking to ANI after paying tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru on their 88th Martyrdom Day in Mumbai on Saturday. Photo/ANI

Not enough recognition to our martyrs, says niece of Rajguru

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2019 16:02 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 23 (ANI): The martyrs like Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru have not got enough recognition in our country, says Uma Mahadeokar, grand niece of Rajguru.
Paying tribute to them on Saturday, Mahadeokar said: “They haven’t sacrificed their lives for any personal gain, but for our nation. Since independence, I think they have got recognition but not as much as they should have."
Martyr Rajguru’s family on Saturday paid tribute to martyr trio--Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru--on their 88th martyrdom day here.
Stating that the next generation should realise and understand what these martyrs have done for the nation, Uma said: “Maximum number of programmes will be organised to spread awareness.”
A small memorial of Rajguru in front of Maharashtra Mantralaya continues to be elusive for his family.
“Though the junction outside Maharashtra Mantralaya is named as Rajguru Chowk, there is nothing except a board indicating the way to Rajguru Chowk,” she said.
It has been many years that the family is demanding for a bust of Rajguru to be placed with a small memorial of the martyr in front of the Mantralaya.
"However, the authorities have informed that they couldn’t execute the plan due to security and other traffic-related issues," she said. (ANI)

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