‘All Haryana sports dept projects to be named after martyrs’

‘All Haryana sports dept projects to be named after martyrs’
“All projects of the sports department in the state will henceforth be named after martyrs. This is being done to honour the martyrs who have been neglected so far,” the minister said.

Vij gave this assurance at a meeting with Yadvender Singh, chairman of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Brigade and grandson of the freedom fighter, an official release said. Yadvender Singh expressed his gratitude to the state government and Vij for the decision to name sports complexes after the martyrs.

“It would give honour to those martyrs who had laid down their lives. The students have not been taught true history of the country and this is the reason why they are unaware of the sacrifice made by the martyrs and revolutionaries,” Singh was quoted as saying.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s nephew Abhay Singh Sandhu also welcomed the initiative. “We appreciate the initiative of the Haryana government. It will go a long way in inspiring our youth,” Sandhu said.

Vij said since Independence, the true history of the nation has been “hidden.” “That is why the martyrs could not get the honour they deserved. On the contrary, their families were spied upon and were even addressed as terrorists...,” he said.

Notably, Vij had last week said he had recommended to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to rename the sports complexes in the state named after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Vij had said there are 226 sports complexes in the state, of which 159 are complete while rest are under construction.


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