Poonch: To pay homage to freedom fighters,the District Administration Poonch on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary on Saturday celebrated Martyr’s Day in the district.
Martyrs’ Day is an annual day observed by nations to salute the martyrdom of soldiers who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of the nation and it is the social,moral and ethical duty of everyone to respect India’s Independence and remember how it was achieved.
Freedom fighters are the source of inspiration for the youth of India as they came forward and fought with bravery for independence of the country.
On the occasion,all the district officers of Poonch district gathered at one place and paid rich tributes to the freedom fighters.A siren was blown after which two minutes silence from 11 AM to 11:02 AM started which ended with another siren.
Similar functions were reciprocated at the sub divisional levels and even the public stood still and observed silence for two minutes.