DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat joined the centenary celebrations of the War Memorial Government Inter College, Karnaprayag on Sunday.
On this occasion, Chief Minister paid tributes to World War-1 Victoria Cross Darwan Singh Negi by laying wreath before his portrait and also paid homage to the soldiers, who got martyred in World War.
In his address Chief Minister said that the contribution of VC Darwan Singh Ji can never be forgotten because instead of seeking a fief from the British Government, he rather demanded a school for his area which has benefited thousands of students. Apart from being Devbhoomi, this is land of brave heroes. He said that history tells that whenever the enemy tried to infiltrate our border areas, our brave soldiers gave a befitting reply. Referring to VC Darwan Singh’s attachment and contribution to his land, Chief Minister said that he was also demanding construction of rail line from Haridwar to Karnaprayag, construction work of which has now begun. He said that with the blessing and sacrifices of the Gurujan, hundreds of children from this school are serving different areas of the country, which is a matter of pride for all of us.
In the programme, retired Colonel Balbir Singh Negi, the son of VC Darwan Singh Negi, said that the thought of his father was of Sarvajan Hitay Sarvajan Sukhay.
On this occasion, Karnaprayag MLA Surendra Singh Negi, Tharali MLA Munni Devi Shah, former Karnaprayag MLA Anil Nautiyal, other dignitaries, area residents and public representatives etc. were present.