RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday introduced to carve out a brand new tehsil of Sonakhan and to put in at state capital’s Jaistambh chowk a statue of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh, who is understood and regarded as the primary ‘Chhattisgarhi’ freedom fighter, at a operate organised to mark the martyrdom day.
Throughout his go to to Sonakhan in Baloda Bazar and Rajarao Pathar in Balod district on the event of Shaheed Veernarayan Singh’s martyrdom’s day, chief minister Baghel introduced {that a} statue of Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh will probably be established at Jai Stambh Chowk for which the precise spot has been recognized that won’t disrupt the site visitors additionally.
Singh was hanged by the Britishers on December 10, 1857 at Jai Stambh Chowk and he is the son of our Chhattisgarh ‘Mahtari’ (mom) who fought for nation’s freedom,chief minister mentioned addressing the general public assembly whereas paying tribute to the martyrdom of Singh.
He additionally announcedthat Sonakhan will probably be carved out as a separate tehsil of Baloda Bazar district and unveiled a statue of Singh at Shaheed Smarak premises.
Recalling the contribution of Veer Narayan Singh, Baghel mentioned that Veer Narayan Singh was a gem of Chhattisgarh Mahtari. He was the owner of Sonakhan and was extraordinarily caring in direction of poor.
“We really feel happy with his contribution. When famine hit the state in 1854-55, Singh borrowed grain from the Malguzar of Kasdol and distributed it among the many individuals.
He quickly grew to become the goal of British Authorities’s oppression as he would elevate voice in opposition to them and demand their withdrawal from the nation,” chief minister mentioned including that the state hails his sacrifice.

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