Superintendent of Police, Bolangir along with Superintendent of Central Reserve Police Force, Bolangir unit organized a rally inviting the civil society, institutions and organizations of Bolangir. Supreme Task General Hospital, Bolangir came forward to pay homage to the Martyred Soldiers who lost their lives on 14 February 2019 while a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district, J&K, India. Around 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were Martyred.
Staff of Supreme Task General Hospital went with a banner expressing solidarity to the martyred brave hearts of India and condolences to their family. Over 5000 people including Army Officers, Civil Society Members, Govt. Officials, College Students, NGOs, Media etc. came forward to pay homage to the martyred soldiers. It was worth watching how the entire city was united to come forward on the streets of Bolangir to pay homage to the brave hearts. Holding candles in their hand, tears in their eyes, long live slogans piercing the sky people including women marched through the streets of Bolangir. It looked like Bolangir city halted for few hours to pay homage to the martyred soldiers. Passers by were bowing their heads in front of the banners having pictures of martyred soldiers and expressing their gratitude for the deposits of blood to protect the Nation.
Our National Director Ajit Pal was invited to address the gathering. He in his brief speech while expressing grief for the martyred soldiers and condolences to their family reminded the people present about such a time as this in 1965 when then Prime Minister Late Lal Bahadur Sashtri gave the slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kishan” from Ramlila Maidan of Delhi when Pakistan was attacking India. He urged the people of this great Nation to be united at this critical juncture and uproot the evils of terrorism coming from across the border. Youth joined him in giving slogan” jai jawan, Jai Kisan”. A wave of united patriotism flowed among the crowd and everyone was continuously shouting “Jai Hind”, “Vande Matram” and so on.