Sainik Kalyan Board to install 1,150 statues of martyrs
Bajor, MLA from Neem Ka Thana came up with the idea to visit the bereaved families.Updated: Jun 20, 2018 22:05 IST
In a bid to acknowledge the sacrifice of martyrs, Sainik Kalyan Board chief, Prem Singh Bajor, launched a mission to install statues of the ones hailing from Rajasthan. He has also been meeting the bereaved families under the campaign ‘Shaheed Samman Yatra’ to ensure they do not face any difficulties due to bureaucratic issues.
The campaign that started in April 2017 is sought after by the families of martyrs who attained martyrdom prior to 1999 when there was no provision of giving government packages to them. The families of martyrs of 1965 or 1971 wars and every war prior to 1999 may get a government job that has been promised under this campaign that will conclude in Alwar on June 28.
Bajor, MLA from Neem Ka Thana came up with the idea to visit the bereaved families.
“We are spending Rs 25 crore on manufacturing and installation of 1,150 idols of martyrs who belonged to both army and paramilitary forces. We have been visiting the families to find out if they are still deprived of things like naming a government school or hospital in their name, installing their idols or if their financial package was pending,” Bajor said.
“Prior to 1999, there was no such provision of state honours, financial package and government job. We are installing their idols at their respective villages and ensuring that any family member can get a government job,” he added. Bajor and his group will be visiting 1,582 families before the campaign concludes.
The idols are being installed at different places by reputed artisans. One such artisan is 44-year-old Veerandra Singh Shekhawat of Khudania village in Jhunjunu, who has made more than 100 idols and has also been felicitated by different organisations for his achievement.