Jammu, 16 April :The yeoman services by the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the Indian Freedom Struggle and post independence in Nation Building has been praiseworthy. These sons of the soil have gone to far-off lands and different continents during the two Great Wars and later after independence, have earned laurels with their heroic deeds while defending our frontiers. Darhal Valley has it's own tale of unsung heroes who have served the Motherland with distinction. During the First World War 1914-1919, 160 soldiers from Darhal valley had fought in Europe as part of the Allied of these five gallant warriors were martyred.
This memory stone made by the Britishers was restored and given it's rightful honour in Darhal town by the Army. The stone has been given a tremendous facelift by encasing it within a titled structure. The unveiling of the historical stone was jointly done by a surviving World War II soldier. Lance Naik Mohd Hussain and a young child, Master Arslan Malik amidst thousands of spectators which included prominent citizens , ex-servicemen and children of Darhal
valley. It was followed by a traditional Wreath Laying Ceremony with full military rituals. Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs by almost each and every citizen present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Mohd Safeer Malik said that it was a historic moment for the people of Darhal who have been made to realize and recognize the valour and sacrifices of their forefathers.Mr Nasir Mallik, Ex ZEO conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to Romeo Force Rashtriya Rifles for the awakening it has brought in the lives of the locals especially the younger generation. He exhorted all citizens to take a cue from this eventful moment and contribute their
bit to the society to keen the name of their forefathers alive.