Bolangir, Feb 14 (LocalWire) The members of the Sachetan Mahila Manch, a local organisation led by Sagarika Guru and others paid homage to the martyrs who were killed in the Phulwama terrorist attack a year ago.
They felicitated the ex-army personnel.
We wanted to give this message to the youth of our country who are forgetting our culture and aping the west observing Valentine’s Day,” says Sagarika Guru of Sachetan Mahila Manch, Bolangir.
“We reject the celebration of Valentine’s Day and 14th February would now be observed as Martyrs’ Day,” she added.
In the forthcoming year, 14th Februrary would be observed as Martyrs’ Day to pay homage to the jawans rather than celebrate Valentine’s Day, said Gopalji Panigrahi of Bolangir Action Committee.
Edited by Meenal Singh