Reservation for children of military martyrs-Marriage of Martyr' daughters-Value Education

Reservation for children of military martyrs-Marriage of Martyr' daughters-Value Education

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Petition to
Nirmala Sitharaman (Defense Minister of India) and

Why this petition matters

Started by Reetam Singh

We students, representing the concerned youth of India would like to bring to your notice that an immediate action should be taken on the following issues concerning the beloved army men of our country :-

1)   Reservation and direct admission for children of war heroes and martyrs. It is the responsibility of us, the nation of India to look after the family of those fallen ones who have given life for the cause of the country. It should be the absolute duty of the state to look after the wellbeing of their family, instilling a sense of belief amongst our brave soldiers that once they are in line of duty, the nation would take care of their family like they are protecting ours. Hence the Government should provide children of such fallen soldier compensation beyond the financial alternatives provided at present. They should have the minimum eligibility criteria of the lowest marks required for any reserve category student of SC/ST/OBC/PHE background. Also the State shall bear the complete expenses free of cost including lodging for education from Primary to Higher Education levels(including masters) for such children. All private institutions should too follow the example as it is their duty too to think above profit motive. The soldiers are sacrificing their lives for their protection too.

2)   It should be the duty of us citizens to ensure that the daughters of such martyrs are married with full prompt and joy where they haven’t just lost a father in active line of duty but have gained the whole nation as a family. Hence it is proposed that the marriage of such daughters should be organized at the Officers Club no matter what rank the martyr was serving as. Where the expenses are bore completely by the State, with Army Officers Wives Association being the entity responsible for overlooking the entire function irrespective of religion or caste. It should be made a public policy and should be advertised around. Such an action would boost the morale of our soldiers in active line of duty, giving them a consolation that if they are martyred, the state shall protect their family and carry on their family responsibility.

3)   In India we don’t have the system of military conscription. Also joining the NCC or Territorial Army is a voluntary act. Hence it is proposed that in order to inculcate an act of benevolence and respect towards the army, every Indian kid post the age of 16 years after appearing for their high school matriculation should be given a brief 1-month training within their schools for active self-defense, disaster management and relief, while teaching them stories of great valor and sacrifices of our military martyrs. After matriculation, every student has to wait for atleast 1-2 months for results and the new term to begin. Hence it is prescribed that in order to use this time period fruitfully; we should make them attend a camp around an army base or army veterans should be sent to such schools to give out this course. Such a course should be non-graded but its attendance shall be compulsory to attain the High School Leaving Certificate. This would create a positive impact and sense of encouragement for our veterans where they are actually motivating the youngsters at grass root level.

I request you to kindly endorse this petition and ensure that prompt action is taken to implement it at the soonest possible timeframe. Please spread the word amongst your friends and loved ones so more people join this petition. We must think beyond our idealistic beliefs and endorse this noble idea. This is the least we could do for the plethoric sacrifice of our brave army men.

Chief Co-ordinator & Lead In-charge
Reetam Singh


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