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Samman Nidhi and pension to parents of martyrs

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced at the Shaheed Diwas Samman Samaroh that the 60 percent of the Samman Nidhi of Rs one crore given to martyrs by the state government will be given to the legal heir of the martyr while 40 percent will be given to the parents of the martyr so that they can spend the rest of their lives respectably. In addition, parents of martyrs will be provided a pension of Rs 5 thousand per month by the Madhya Pradesh government for livelihood. Besides the martyr’s successor will be given a job, flat and residential plot.

He said that public roads, squares and sites will be named after martyrs. Statues of martyrs will be put up in schools and public places. The Chief Minister honoured 119 martyrs of Bhind district with shawl, shriphal, citation and gifts at the Samaroh.

Chouhan said that the nation is indebted to martyrs. We salute to the sacrifice made by the martyrs in Madhya Pradesh and will maintain the tradition of honouring their families. He said that while remembering the martyrs we will attempt to repay their debt. The Chief Minister told that 30 thousand Jawans have laid down their lives to protect the country’s borders and in encounters with terrorists after independence. Among these, 602 martyrs of Madhya Pradesh alone have been listed. Of these, the maximum martyrs belong to Bhind, Morena and Gwalior district.

Earlier CM refused to get himself felicitated during the programme. He said that as Shaheed Samman Diwas is being observed all over the state today, only families of martyrs and women bravehearts should be honoured today.