The 27th birthday of Pulwama martyr Rohitash Lamba was celebrated by planting saplings in Shahpura area near Jaipur.
The family of the martyr is pleased that the government has allocated one bigha of land in Govindpura Basri in his memory, which is also martyr Lamba’s native village.
After his martyrdom, many youths from the village are willing to join the Indian Army. On the outskirts of the village, there are two playgrounds which have been now converted into training grounds for youths to prepare for the selection process which is followed in the Army.
Each morning, more than 100 youths belonging to the age group of 18 years to 25 years, wake up early and jog on the road encircling the village. At the center of the ground, they have erected gymnastic poles, which helps them to flex their muscles.
A lot of youths from the village are willing to join the Army after passing their XII exams. “We have to take revenge for those who have attained martyrdom,” said Rajveer Bajia, an 18-year-old boy, who is preparing for the Army.
“Wounds given by the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 have not been healed. They will never be healed. The incident has given a mission to the youth of the village. After my brother attained martyrdom, more youths are willing to join the Indian Army,” said 24-year-old Jitendra Lamba, Rohitash’s brother, who is also making all possible efforts to get selected in the Armed forces.
The villagers are also taking various measures to construct a memorial in the Martyr Rohitash’s memory. “The government has already allocated us one bigha of land for the construction of the memorial. Also, an artist has promised to carve a statue for the memorial,” said Jitendra Lamba.