BJP pays Tribute to Brave Hearts of Uri Terror Attack
Mangaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party paid tribute to the 20 brave soldiers who lost their lives in the Uri Terror attack, at the War Memorial, near Kadri Park here on September 20.
The programme began with an invocation. Addressing the gathering Capt Ganesh Karnik said, “On September 18, in the Uri terror attack 17 soldiers have died and more than 30 injured but as per the latest news three more of the injured soldiers breathed their last today Sept 20. These 20 heroes have sacrificed their lives, so that the entire nation can sleep in peace. So far 7000 soldiers have laid down their lives while protecting the country. To see that we live peacefully and protect us from enemies, our brave soldiers have sacrificed their lives. What are the feelings of the parents of the deceased soldiers when their young sons lose their life for the sake of the country?”
Karnik further said that there is condemnation from many other countries for the attack in Uri which took 20 lives. With the global condemnation for the Uri attack, countries have expressed their solidarity with India. He also said that we all should forget party differences and join hands to fight against terrorism. The entire country is with you. The Director general of military operations has openly challenged and that said that, we have all the capacity to accept the challenge and we will give a befitting reply to this attack. In 24 hours, developed countries such as US, Germany, Russia, Japan and France have condemned the terror attack and said that they will support India against such attack and if such attacks continue, a collective action will be against the country directing such attacks. Pakistan is called as a rogue state producing terrorists, he said.
President of the Ex-servicemen association Vikram Datta speaking on the occasion said, “On 18 September 20 soldiers have been killed in a terror attack in Uri, Kashmir. There are various stories behind every martyr, one of the soldier’s sister’s wedding is fixed and the family was in a celebration mood, what will be the fate of the parents at this moment? Another soldier’s wife is pregnant. Another soldier’s sister wants to pursue higher education in IIT Delhi. We need to help the girl to realize her dream, he said.
A minute of silence was observed for the souls of the 20 soldiers. Later a floral tribute was paid to all the brave hearts by Ganesh Karnik, Vikramadatta, Bhagwan Shetty, Yogish Bhat, Roopa D Bangera and all those who had gathered.