To invoke the feeling of patriotism among people and awareness about martyrs who are committed towards their work till the last breath, a 90-day-long “Shaheed Swabhimaan Yatra” concluded after covering 29 States and 25,000 Km.
According to a statement, the yatra consisted of a group of 15 young men where it crossed 29 states including Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Assam, Bihar and other states. As part of the yatra, a concluding function was organized in Delhi where Major General GD Bakshi (retired) was the chief guest and about 100 martyrs and their families were honoured. Speaking at the culmination ceremony Major General GD Bakshi said: “We should never forget the contribution of our freedom fighters who struggled and laid down their lives for our freedom”. Today we need young people like you in our army, Bakshi said. Swabhiman Yatra convenor Surender Singh Bidhuri was also present and said “It is unfortunate that Bhagat Singh has not been recognized as a ‘Martyr’ by the government. So, we decided to do something and that is how the idea of the yatra came. Our main aim is to ensure that Bhagat Singh is conferred the title of ‘Son of The Nation’.”
Shaheed Swabhiman Yatra started from New Delhi on March 23, where it was flagged off by Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat from India Gate.