“Shaheed Samman Diwas” to be observed on August 14

Bhopal. The State Government has taken a decision that “Shaheed Samman Diwas” will be observed on August 14. On this day, family members of Martyrs of Madhya Pradesh origin, who served defense, para-military forces and police will be honoured. Besides honouring family members, they will also be given certificates. The honour will be bestowed upon the families of those persons, who have sacrificed their life while discharging duty during war, military action, internal security, naxalite and terrorism related activities.

Directives in detail have been issued to the District Collectors in this connection. Instructions have been given to invite Minister In-Charge, Local Minister along with the Member of Parliament, Member of Legislative Assembly and other Public Representatives in the Shaheed Samman Diwas. Portraits of Martyrs will be garlanded in those schools in which martyrs had pursued studies. While paying tribute to them their heroic tale will be recited before the school students. The school or government building may be named after the Martyr in the village where he was born or his family is residing.