In an impressive function it started with the lighting of traditiomnal lamp and garlanding the portraits of BJS ideologues followed by observing 2-minute silence in memory of those patriotic citizens who sacrificed their lives while actively participating in historic agitation of 1953. It was held under the leadership of State President Shamsher Singh Manhas.
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The dais was honoured by BJP State President Shamsher Singh Manhas, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Ashok Khajuria, Jugal Kishore, Shyam Choudhary including State Spokesperson Ramesh Arora (Adv.) from the present generation and Rishi Kumar Koushal, Yash Bhasin, Amar Nath Vaishnavi, Mulkh Raj Pargal, Surinder Aggarwal, Kuldeep Raj Gupta, to the generation which fought the agitation of Praja Parishad in 1953 and Bharatiya Jana Sangh thereafter.
All veteran heroes were honoured by presenting momento and shawls indicating journey from Jan Sangh symbol Deepak to Kamal (lotus) of BJP and after garlanding they were honoured by presenting Shawl.
Rishi Kumar Koushal and Yash Bhasin expressed hope that sacrifices made in 1953 will not go in vain although present leadership require to frame a strategy to complete the undone job of their generation and assured all possible help at this juncture of life. They said that Article-370 still exists and there is separate constitution and separate flag for the state and the present generation has to take up the finished agenda of full and complete integration of the state with the rest of
Shamsher Singh Manhas, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Ashok Khajuria and Jugal Kishore Sharma assured in their address to all that BJP is fighting against separatist tendencies which were existing in 1953 also and pledged that with the blessing of dedicated personalities of 1953, BJP will come out from the present turmoil and will make a history where total discrimination will be eradicated forever and fight against Kashmir-centric approach will not be tolerated.
Prominent among others who were felicitated included Amar Nath Gupta, Tilak Chander Singh, Amrit Lal, Atma Ram, Prakashanand Khajuria, Smt. Vinod Sharma, Smt. Parkasho Devi, Chajju Ram Bhagat, Chajju Ram Gupta, Jag Mohan Khanna, Babu Ram, Dr. Shri Niwas, Krishan Dass, Niranjan Singh, Ved Raina, Sansar Singh, Atma Singh, Smt. Ratna Devi, Durga Dass, Krishna Anand, K.C. Verma, L.D. Sethi, Bodh Raj Sharma, Ghanshyam Sharma, Bua Ditta, Mangat Ram Sharma, Kaku Ram, Nand Ram, Ram Dass, Kaan Chand, Gian Chand, Pt. Sita Ram and many others.