Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur), September 28
Congress workers, led by advocate Pankaj Kipal, held a demonstration at Bhagat Singh's maternal village — Moranwali — in support of MP Manish Tewari's demand for highest civilian honour ‘Bharat Ratna’ to be conferred upon Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
A large number of Congress workers led by Pankaj Kipal paid homage to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh on Monday and protested by raising slogans at his mother Mata Vidyavati’s memorial at Moranwali village, demanding Bharat Ratna to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.
While speaking to media personnel, Pankaj Kipal said the contribution of Bhagat Singh to the country had no match and it was more than any other person, who have been conferred with the award till date. He said Bhagat Singh, who kissed the gallows for the independence of the country at a tender age of 23, was given the status of the greatest martyr of the country and he's a role model for the youth of the country.
Kirpal said the demand of MP Manish Tewari to give Bharat Ratna award to Bhagat Singh was justifiable and Congress workers were ready to fight at every level to have this demand fulfilled. He said the Union Government should give Bharat Ratna to Bhagat Singh in any case. Palwinder Singh, Rohit Kumar, Jagtar Singh, advocate Manjit Singh and Ravi Kumar were among others present on the occasion.
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