We are proud of our martyrs: Chib

23rd Balidan Divas of Shaheed Ramesh Lal observed                                          SUCHETGARH: The 23rd Balidan Divas of Shaheed Ramesh Lal was observed today at village Kaloen, Suchetgarh.
Sep. Ramesh Lal of 8th Dogra Regt who attained the martyrdom on 5 September 1998 in Poonch Sector, while fighting with the militants. Shaheed Ramesh Lal belonged to a family of brave Jats who migrated from Bhimber (now in PoK) and since then settled in Border area of R S Pura.
Sqn. Ldr. R S Chib, VSM (Retd.) former Minister & senior Congress leader and Chairman of the Memorial Committee, while paying his rich tributes to Shaheed Ramesh Lal said the Nation is proud of our Security Forces for defending our Borders, very effectively and crushing the Pakistan sponsored militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Chib while making a special reference to the Border Security Force (BSF), deployed along the IB said the Border Residents (Farmers) are fully satisfied and happy with the working of the BSF officers and Jawans.
Chib said that, a very large number of our youth from the Border area of R S Pura Sub-Division are serving in the Defence, Para-military and Police Forces. We are proud to say that quite a number of them have sacrificed their lives in different wars and counter insurgency operations post Independence.
He said the development of this border belt has been totally neglected and added it is unfortunate that the Govt. could not complete the four laning of twenty Kms of road from Jammu Cantt. to Suchetgarh inspite of the fact that it has been declared an important destination under Border Tourism Plan.
Chib also remembered those brave hearts of our Security Forces, who have laid down their lives in J&K during last year, while fighting with the militants and paid them rich tributes.
Chib condemned the statements made by some Indians in favour of Taliban, who have staged a comeback in Afghanistan.
T S Bajwa, former M P (R S) also spoke on this occasion and said, we are proud of Shaheed Ramesh Lal and asked the youth to take inspiration from his sacrifice and come forward and join the Defence Forces to serve the country.