New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar urged the people of the state to resolve to make the “biggest possible contribution and sacrifice” in maintaining unity and harmony in the country.
Speaking at a function on the concluding day of BJP’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ here, he said 2016 marked 70 years of Independence and the 75th anniversary of the ‘Quit India Movement’.
Khattar said ‘Tiranga Yatra’ was organised at various places in the country from August 9 as per the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a view to make the people, especially the youth, aware of the heroics and sacrifices of the brave martyrs during the country’s freedom struggle.
The initiative was aimed at instilling a sense of patriotism, goodwill, unity and integrity among the youth, he added.
Khattar said the people of the state, cutting across boundaries of religion, class and field, had taken part in large numbers in the freedom struggle, “starting from the first revolt of 1857 to the last battle”.
While Haryana accounts for only two per cent of the country’s population, 10 per cent of the freedom fighters came from this region, he added.
Khattar urged the youth to contribute to the country’s progress by developing their skills.
The Chief Minister participated in ‘Tiranga Yatra’ after flagging it off and paid floral tributes to martyrs at various memorials.