Jammu Oct 16 :
To commemorate and pay homage to the Student Martyrs of 1966, namely S. Gurcharan Singh, Brij Mohan, Subash Chander and Gulshan Handa who laid down their lives to protect the dignity and honour of the Dogras, Jammu Joint Students’ Federation (JJSF) in this context started three days fast today where four activists of JJSF namely Aman Singh Slathia, Atul Singh Chib, Rahul chowdhary, Divyansh Varma and Sanjeev Sangral sat on fast at Shaheedi Sthal, GGM Science College, Jammu.
It is pertinent mention here that the activists of JJSF sit on three days fast every year on 16th, 17th and 18th October to pay homage to the student martyrs of 1966 and this year JJSF has organized series of programs like football tournament namely Chhatra Saheed Memorial Football Tournament, 2018 in which 20 Registered Clubs/Teams of the J&k State are participating. Final of this tournament shall be played on 17th of October, 2018 at 12:30 PM at football ground GGM Science College and thereafter Dogra Langar Prasad shall be served to everybody.
Speaking on the occasion, Pushvinder Singh (Advocate), President, JJSF said that the student martyrs of 1966 are the inspiration for us who laid down their lives while fighting for the rights of the people of Jammu region. He said that it is due to their martyrdom that today Jammu has separate SKUAST-J, Govt Medical College. He said that the young generation of Dogra region especially the student community is required to learn about their sacrifice and should get inspiration from their martyrdom. He further appealed the student community to follow the path shown by these great martyrs and pledge to continue the fight which was started by these martyrs against the discrimination with Dogra region.
Pushvinder told that the Samadhi of these martyrs at Shaheedi Sthal, GGM Science College, Jammu remains in pathetic condition throughout the year due to the negligence of the Municipal Corporation and it is only this occasion when they wake up and start some cleanliness process. He said that it is very unfortunate when the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation was approached on 13th of October, 2018 but she totally refused to meet which shows that how non-serious is the authority on these martyrs.
He also appealed the Dogra community in general and student community in particular to join us to pay homage to these great student martyrs on 17th of October, 2018 at 12:30 at GGM Science College where final of the Chhatra Shaheed Memorial Football Tournament is to be played and thereafter Dogra Langar Prasad shall be served to all. On 18th of October Havan/Yagna shall be performed for the peace of departed souls and the fasting activists of JJSF shall be offered juice to end their three days long fast. Prominent among those who paid tributes to these martyrs include Principal,GGM Science College along with staff,Principal MAM College with staff,_SKUAST TAJ President Dr. Vikas Sharma,Former JURSA PRESIDENT And Founder Member DOGRA SWABHIMAAN SANGATHAN, Dr.Hari Dutt Shishu ,Dr.P.K.Rai _and many other prominent citizens from civil society paid homage to the martyars.