Aizawl: Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati on Wednesday released the book titled, “Bravehearts of Mizoram”, a tribute to martyrs from Mizoram whose names are inscribed on the National War Memorial, New Delhi.
The function at the Raj Bhavan was attended by the family members of 20 of the 56 martyrs. The Aizawl Raj Bhavan compiled and published book at the behest of the Governor.
In the foreword of the book, Governor Kambhampati wrote, “On 20th February 2023, I visited the National War Memorial in New Delhi. Incidentally, 20th February is also the Statehood Day of Mizoram. I had gone to the National War Memorial on the State Day of Mizoram.”
“It was a solemn and humbling experience to pay homage to the fallen martyrs, who laid down their precious lives for our Motherland. It is because of their ultimate sacrifices that we are enjoying valuable freedom, peace and development. The country salutes these brave heroes, and we are forever thankful for their selfless acts,” Kambhampati said.
This book is a compilation of the Bravehearts from Mizoram whose names have been inscribed in the National War Memorial, he said and thanked the officials from the Armed Forces for providing their details and data. The Governor also thanked the Department of Sainik Welfare & Resettlement, Government of Mizoram for updating the information wherever possible.
“This book is dedicated to the brave souls who gave their ‘today’ for our ‘tomorrow’. May their sacrifices never go in vain!,” the Governor said.
Governor thanked the families of the martyrs for the ultimate sacrifices made by their loved ones, who were our valiant soldiers who laid down their lives for the protection of our country. While distributing the copies of the book to the martyrs’ families, he shared that these martyrs deserved to be immortalized in the Book so that even the new generation will remember their names and their sacrifices.
In this function, the members of the Martyrs’ families also spoke on their behalf and shared some of their grievances.
In the heart of New Delhi, the National War Memorial stands as a monument of profound significance, cradling the names of those who gave everything for the country. Inscribed in golden letters, their legacy is etched onto the fabric of history, a perpetual reminder of their sacrifices.