Leaders pay homage to martyrs on 16th anniversary of terror attack on Parliament

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New Delhi, December 13, 2017

Modi, other leaders pay tributes to 2001 Parliament attack martyrs
Parliamentarians led by Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan led the nation today in paying tributes to the security personnel who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on Parliament on this day 16 years ago.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ananth Kumar and Piyush Goyal; Congress President Sonia Gandhi and President-elect Rahul Gandhi; Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad; Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P. J. Kurien; and former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani were among those present on the occasion.
Several Members and former Members of Parliament and the Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Ms. Snehlata Shrivastava and Mr. Desh Deepak Verma and other dignitaries were also present.
A blood donation camp was organized at Parliament House on the occasion by the Indian Red Cross Society.
It was on this day in the year 2001 that Jagdish Prasad Yadav and Matbar Singh Negi, both Security Assistants of Rajya Sabha Secretariat; Ms. Kamlesh Kumari, Constable, CRPF; Nanak Chand and Rampal, Assistant Sub-Inspectors, Delhi Police; Om Prakash, Bijender Singh and Ghanshyam, Head Constables, Delhi Police; and Deshraj, Gardener, CPWD, had sacrificed their lives while defending Parliament against a terrorist attack.
In recognition of their selfless sacrifices, Jagdish Prasad Yadav, Matbar Singh Negi and Kamlesh Kumari were posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra. Nanak Chand, Rampal, Om Prakash, Bijender Singh and Ghanshyam were posthumously awarded the Kirti Chakra.