When Martyrs of Indian Freedom Struggle created history with their unmatchable and unimaginable ways of sacrificing their lives for the nation, it is important that the essence of freedom is maintained in the generations to come. The young generation should be apprised with the facts of history. This was stated by Prof. Manjit Singh Chhabra, Director, GGNIMT while interacting with the students on the occasion of launching of the event ‘Shradhanjli’ remembering the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy on its 100th anniversary.
The event was organized by NSS volunteers of the college. Students of MBA, BBA, MCA, BCA, Hotel Management and Fashion Technology participated in the event.The banners depicting memorial of Jallianwala Bagh was displayed at Model Town Market and Sarabha Nagar Market. The students urged the public, especially youngsters to light a candle or pay floral tributes.
The aim of the event is to apprise the young generation about the tragic history so that they learn to preserve and respect the values of freedom achieved through such scarifies, said Dr Harpreet Singh, Principal, GGNIMT. The tragic incident created a furore allover the world against atrocities of British rulers against Indians and also made common Indians to raise their voice against them, he added.
Prof. Jagmeet Singh, coordinator, NSS said that the student volunteers not only urged the people to pay tributes at the designated locations, they also used live social media to raise the awareness. They focused on school and college students while sharing the information about the blackest day of Indian Freedom Struggle, he added.
The visitors, shopkeepers, and other members of the society reached at the venues to support the cause. Many people were seen getting emotional and paying tributes with teary eyes. They appreciated the efforts of NSS volunteers.