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PNBMT pays homage to Brig. Rajinder Singh on 74th Martyrdom Day
Jammu, October 26 (Scoop News)-A delegation of PNBMT paid homage to Brig. Rajinder Singh on his 74th Martyrdom day at his ancestral village in Bogona, Rajinderpura in Distt. Samba today. The delegation was led by the Chairman of the PNBMT Shiban Khaibri and comprised of Virender Raina President Panun Kashmir, Kashmiri Lal Bhat, Sanjay Pandita, Prof. S.K.Bhat, Dr.Ramesh Raina, B.L.Zar, T.K.Bhat and F.S.Jasrotia among others.
The observance of the martyr's day commemorating the supreme sacrifice of Brig. Rajinder Singh is an annual feature of the trust and is being observed with great solemnity and reverance for the last many years. The day holds great significance for the members of the community because it was on this day on 26th and 27th October in 1947,the illustrious and valiant son of the soil Brig. Rajinder Singh was commanded by the Maharaja to hold and repulse the advance of the Pakistani/Kabaili forces in North Kashmir. Brig. Rajinder Singh with a small battalion of soldiers held the enemy forces for two days at Uri and fought till the last man and the last bullet. He ultimately embraced martyrdom at Bonyar near Uri and saved Kashmir from falling into enemy hands. He was posthumously awarded Mahavir Chakra, that would go in the annals of history as the saviour of Kashmir.
The members visited the Bagona village in a calvacade and visited the park which houses his full size murti. The members paid their solemn homage and garlanded the late martyr and offered floral tributes.
On the ocassion a small function was also held to remember the supreme sacrifice of the Brig. Rajinder Singh. The function also included some village elders and associates of the family of the great martyr, who narrated the tails of his valour and sense of duty to the motherland. Shiban Khaibri spoke on the ocassion and said that he KP community hold the martyr in great reverence and narrate the tales of his valour to the younger generations.
The members also visited the ancestral house of the Brig. Rajinder Singh, which has now been converted into a computer centre and a library. Members were told that the relics of the great martyr are housed in the building that include his uniform and pistol.
Shiban Khaibri while speaking on the ocassion said that more development of the village and the area around the park and his ancestral house is required. There is a need to connect the younger generations to our glorious past.



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