Hundreds of candles light up War Memorial
With the glimmer of hundreds of candles at the Chandigarh War Memorial, the city residents paid homage to the martyrs. Enthusiastic students along with the other residents of the tricity remembered those who had sacrificed their lives.
Raju Shinde, a crafts man in EME from Chandi Mandir said, "I have come to pay tribute to those who have served our country. My parents were also in the Army so I know what they have sacrificed."
Subedaar Sawinder Singh said, "I have come here to remember the martyrs. After watching their sacrifice I feel very proud. The memorial truly symbolises the sacrifices made."
Harmanjot, a student of Class XI said, "We have gathered here to pay tribute to the martyrs. If these armymen were not there for us, then we would not have been able to live freely. I am proud to be part of that country which has many such brave people who have sacrifised their lives for us. I am feeling proud to be a part of this ceremony."
Harshdeep, a student of Class VIII said,"I have came here along with my school to pay tribute to all those soldiers who fought for our country. I am proud to be a citizen of free India."
Ritin Srivastava a resident of Panchkula said that, "I have come here for the first time. I wanted to pay tribute to those who sacrifised their lives for us. It feels good to be here and to see that people still remember them. People are coming despite their busy schedule. We should not forget them because we could walk freely just because of them. Also we remember those who died recently and were beheaded by Pakistani troops at LoC."