CM Yogi to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1857 in Meerut and review development projects

CM yogi in Meerut

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Meerut on Tuesday. On the occasion of Kranti Diwas, he will pay homage to the heroes of the 1857 revolution. Yogi will reach the police line by helicopter at 4:25 pm. After this, he will take part in many programs in the city for about four and a half hours. Will departure to Hindon airport by car at 8:40 pm. From here at 9:45 am will leave for Lucknow by state plane.

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Chief Minister's program in Meerut

CM's helicopter will land at the police line at 4:25 pm.

Will go to inspect the transit hostel under construction at 4:35.

At 4:50 pm Shaheed Kotwal will garland the statue of Dhansingh Gurjar.

Will go to inspect ITMS at Commissionerate Awas Chowk at 5 o'clock.

From 5:15 to 6:15, the commissioner will review the development and law and order in the auditorium.

Will inspect the RRTS project at Bhaisali at 6:25 am.

Will pay homage to martyrs at Shaheed Smarak from 6:40 am to 7:10 pm.

From 7:20 am to 8:40 pm, will participate in the 'Revolution Day' program at Victoria Park.

Will reach Hindon Airport in Ghaziabad by car at 8:40.

Will leave for Lucknow by state plane at 9:45.

Minister Sunil Bharala watching the preparations at the Martyrs Memorial Museum.

Minister Sunil Bharala watching the preparations at the Martyrs Memorial Museum.

Will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for projects worth more than 66 crores

Chief Minister Yogi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for 18 development projects worth Rs 66 crore 71 lakh in Meerut. After this, the commissioner will hold a review meeting in the auditorium regarding the development works and law and order of Meerut division. Officials of Bulandshahr, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Gautam Budh Nagar and Baghpat will join online in the meeting. The CM will also oversee the Regional Rapid Transit System, a rail project connecting Delhi to Meerut, Integrated Traffic Management System.

History of 10 May 1857 'Revolution Day'

April 8: Mandal Pandey hanged.

9 May: Court martial of 85 soldiers for opposing the fat cartridge.

May 10: 85 soldiers revolted in Meerut.

May 11: The troops capture Delhi.

May 13 to May 31: Revolution in many districts of the country.

This memorial was built in the memory of 85 martyred soldiers in Meerut.

The first spark of independence was ignited on 10th May

In 1857, the spark of rebellion against the British had erupted from Meerut. According to historians, that day was a Sunday. Indian soldiers protested in front of the British officers to pull the cartridges containing cow fat from their mouths.

After which the British court-martialed 85 soldiers. Due to this, public protest against the British broke out. The revolution that started from Meerut gradually spread to Kanpur, Bareilly, Jhansi and Oudh. What started as a military rebellion at that time turned into a mass rebellion against British rule.

Dhan Singh Gurjar, a resident of Panchli in Meerut, was the Kotwal of Sadar Bazar police station in this fight. On 24 April 85 Indian soldiers were paraded. He was sentenced on 9 May 1857. After that Indian soldiers were sent to jail.

Angered by this, on the evening of May 10, the public started a revolt against British rule. At that time, Kotwal Dhan Singh Gurjar attacked the jail with Indian soldiers with him.

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