Sahidi divas of Capt Dal Bahadur Thapa observed

Sahidi divas to commemorate the sacrifice of Sahid Capt Dal Bahadur Thapa for the freedom of our country was held with great fervor under the aegis of Rajya Nepali Bhasha samittee Uttarakhand on 03 May 15 at Sahid Maj Durga Mall park. The chief guest was Sh Ashok Verma, President OBC Uttarakhand with attendance of Sh Ranjit Verma, former MLA, and Sh Guru Prasad Ranakoti, Senior Professor in the Directorate of NCERT Uttarakhand as guests of honor. A large numbers of audience of Gorkha community, prominent among them being Brig P S Gurung (retd), Lt Col B S Chhettri, president Gorkhali Sudhar Sabha, Lt Col D S Khadka, president Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh Uttarakhand, Maj B P Thapa, Sh Suraj Rai , Gen Secretary BGP UK, were present in the function.

Students from the Carnival School Garhi sang a patriotic song and gave dance performance on this occasion. Sh Shiv Lal Ale gave out the life history and  act of valor for the attainment of independence of Sahid Capt Dal Bahadur Thapa, Miss Komal Gurung composed a poem on the recent tragedy in Nepal and recited the same to the audience.  The chief guest in his speech heralded the organizers to organize this fuction in the memory of the Sahid. Sh Guru Prasad Ranakoti laid emphasis on remembrance of our sahids and that they should never be forgotten. Our young generation should embibe from the sacrifices of our Sahids. He also said that the Gorkhali language should be included in the schools as subject for which we need to struggle and consistently approach the state government. We must pursue our demand for the construction of Sahid gates on all entry point of Dehra Dun.

At the end, Sh Shiv Lal Ale read out the demand of erecting a Sahid Capt Dal Bahadur Thapa dwar at the entry point of the road presently existing on his name in Garhi Cantt. The demand is addressed to the Cantonment Board Dehra Dun.

President BGP UK


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