NEW DELHI: A solemn homage programme was organised on Friday at the
Uttarakhand War Memorial
to pay tributes to the Galwan
War Memorial chairman
, CEO of the Cantonment board, several retired senior Army officers, Lt general Ram Pradhan, Padam Thapa president Gorkhali Sudhar Sabha and other prominent citizens participated in paying tributes to the soldiers who died in a clash with the Chinese army in eastern
Former Rajya Sabha member and BJP leader Tarun Vijay saluted the valour and courage of the twenty soldiers, including Colonel Satish Babu and said this was the time when we must act as citizen soldiers.
"Each one must perform our duty to make India stronger and atma-nirbhar. This
, we must dedicate our puja to soldiers and use only made-in-India Lakshmi Ganesha. Using imported
will be a sin," he said.
He exhorted that every temple, mosque, church, gurudwara must offer prayers for the safety and well-being of soldiers.
"It is the soldier who defends us and ensures our safety, hence our religious places must have a daily prayer for the soldiers," he added.
Tanu Jain, CEO of the cantonment board, said it is our duty to pay homage to soldiers and emulate their valour and courage.
She added that the work on the war memorial is progressing well and army chief's gifted murals are being installed, as well as guns.
War veteran and renowned Gurkha warrior Gen Ram Pradhan said our soldiers sacrificed while hunting enemy in a harder way and their sacrifice will not go in vain. "They are symbols of patriotism and bravery," he said.