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Sunday, 24 January 2021

Farmers urged to postpone march

Our Correspondent

Gurugram, January 23

Urging farmers to uphold the sanctity of the Republic Day, the Martyr Welfare Foundation has appealed to farmers to postpone the R-Day tractor rally. Families of martyrs, joined by ex-servicemen, also requested farm organisations to not organise the tractor march on January 26 and respect the sentiments attached with the day.

Addressing the media, the foundation said the day was meant to stand in unity with the nation. "It's a day when we pay homage to martyrs and remember their sacrifice. We respect your freedom to protest and the demands raised but appeal not to let them sabotage the spirit of the day," said Col Mahavir Singh, president of the foundation.

"After a long battle with Covid, the nation has got an opportunity to celebrate a national day together. Around 95 per cent of the nation's soldiers and martyrs belong to farmers' families," said Major TC Rao, convener of the foundation.

from The Tribune

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