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Declamation on Comrade Dhanvantari- unsung hero of Duggar

Jammu & Kashmir

May 24, 2023

Our country is celebrating 75 years of its Independence. This independence movement was a series of historic events and sacrifices by thousands of freedom fighters. Undoubtedly Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Rani Lakshmibai and many more are amongst the famous freedom fighters and have got the spotlights but there are many unsung heroes who also played a crucial role in India’s freedom movement. Jammu & Kashmir has also one such unsung hero who is very less known even to people of his birthplace since his death in 1953 and he is none other them Dhanwantri. Dhanwantri was born on March 7, 1902, at the military Hospital Satwari in the family of Dr. (Col.) Durga Dutt Mahey. He was third among four brothers. He continued his studies at D A V College and got associated with energetic students of National College, Lahore – Sukhdev Thaper and Bhagat Singh. He was very much impressed with the ideology of Bhagat SinghThe lone freedom fighter of J&K, Dhanwantri left his abode at the age of 51 years. Almost 68 years have passed since but a larger no. of people don’t know the name of Dhanwantri. The library of Jammu University has been named Dhanwantri Library and a statue of Dhanwantri has been built at the park, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu but whether it is sufficient in the memory of such a great personality who had dedicated his whole life to the nation and in whose praise his companions said: “The work which can’t be done by anybody, is easily done by Dhanwantri”. He founded the Communist party in J & K. To commemorate this Unsung hero, a declamation session is organised at GHS Keso Manhasan, today on 24.05.2023 which is participated by several students of classes 7th onward.