Heavy tributes by Panthers to the first freedom fighter, Mangal Pandey

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National Panthers Party in a massive conference held at New Delhi paid richest tributes to the foremost and first freedom fighter namely, Mangal Pandey on his birthday late last evening. The Panthers Party in a resolution urged the President of India for his intervention to ensure that the foremost freedom fighters including Mangal Pandey, S. Bhagat Singh, Jemadar Ishwari Prasad, Chander Shekhar Azad, Subhash Chander Bose, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Ishfaqullah Khan, Bal Gangadhar Tilak  and others should be decorated with Bharat Ratna being the greatest heroes of India’s war for freedom from the Britishers.
Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of the Panthers Party described martyr Mangal Pandey as one of the first heroes of the freedom movement who smashed the colonial army officers openly. Boldly admitted his war against the British Raj in the Court of law and finally shot himself before being killed or butchered. However, he was put on the gallows on 18th April, 1857, 10 days before the actual date fixed for his hanging.
The Panthers Party in a resolution called on the youth and the students of the country to read the history of the freedom struggle and sacrifices made by our heroes. It regretted that the democracy has fallen in the hands of enemies of the people, criminals and blood suckers who has to be thrown out by the power of the ballot and that is possible only through the popular awakening movement which the youth of the country are capable to do.
The conference was presided over by Shri Rajiv Jolly Khosla, Secy. General of Delhi Pradesh National Panthers Party and several senior Panthers Party leaders addressed the gathering.

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