No compromise with Jammu’s honor, Dogra pride: Rana

Sr BJP leader Devender Singh Rana is presented with a portrait of Mian Deedo.
Sr BJP leader Devender Singh Rana is presented with a portrait of Mian Deedo.

Mian Deedo 244th birth anniversary

Excelsior correspondent

JAGTI, Apr 21: Describing Mian Deedo, Daata Ranpat and Bawa Jitto as pillars of inspiration for generations, Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today said their legacy is deeply rooted in the collective consciousness of the brave Dogras, shaping values ​​and aspirations .
Speaking at a function to mark the 244th birth anniversary of Mian Deedo at his Devsthan commemoration in Jagti, Devender Rana said these historical icons continue to embody ideals that resonate with the core principles of the society. Reiterating the enduring significance of preserving the pride and honor of Jammu and the glorious Dogra culture, he said adding that the essence of our heritage, deeply intertwined with our rich history, vibrant culture and cherished traditions, serves as the foundation of our identity and Jammu’s honor and Dogra pride will never be compromised.
“They embody the spirit of the Dogras’ struggle for various rights – peasant rights, equality, social justice and freedom of thought and identity – all through acts of tremendous courage,” Rana said, adding that as we celebrate the 244th birth remember In honor of Mian Deedo Ji’s birthday, his legacy reminds us of the importance of standing up for what is right, even in the face of adversity.
The function was attended by Yudhvir Sethi, Zorawar Singh, Yuva Rajput Sabha President Vikram Singh, Somnath Khajuria, Rajan Singh, Padam Shri Mohan Singh and Sumant Singh, among others.
“Mian Deedo’s life embodies the timeless virtues of courage, compassion and wisdom and his stories of courage, told in folklore and literature, serve as a beacon of hope and resilience, transcending time and geography,” he said, adding that his unwavering commitment In the field of justice and equity, Mian Dido’s exemplary life serves as a guiding light for humanity and for our younger generation.
Rana said the Dogra heritage is not just a collection of artefacts or stories; it is a living legacy that connects us to our roots and reminds us of the sacrifices and triumphs of our ancestors.
He said that Jammu, with its distinctive ethos and dynamic spirit, is a testament to the resilience and courage of its people, especially the Dogras, whose legacy is etched in the annals of time. The principles of integrity, dignity and respect are the cornerstone of our community’s ethos and guide us through the ages with unwavering determination. As custodians of this priceless legacy, it is our duty to protect these principles from compromise or erosion. We must remain vigilant in upholding the values ​​that define us and ensure they endure as a beacon of inspiration for generations, he said.
Rana said Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji’s continued commitment to preserving and promoting India’s diverse cultural assets includes the cherished heritage of the Dogra community. Prime Minister Modi recognizes the invaluable contributions of Dogra culture to the nation’s cultural mosaic and has championed initiatives aimed at protecting and celebrating this rich heritage, he added.
“As we stand at this moment, let us all pledge to uphold the Dogra heritage with pride and dedication. It is not just a legacy of the past; it is a gift that we must cherish with a sense of pride and bequeath to posterity,” Rana said, adding that together we must preserve, promote and take our Dogra heritage to new heights.