Ranchi, Sept 29 (PTI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Saturday said the nation should come first at the time of need as he joined the nationwide observation of Parakram festival to celebrate second anniversary of surgical strikes. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Another COVID-19 Patient Dies in Maharashtra, Death Toll in State Rises to 21 | Highlights

Das said that the state government is working to build the largest ever memorial park in the country, where the lives of all martyrs of Jharkhand will be written and a replica of Kargil war will also be made. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536

Seeing that (the memorial), the youth of the state will understand their duty towards the country and their morale can also be increased, he said. Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments

Addressing the Parakram festival, which was held from September 28 to September 30 organized at Audrey House here, Das put his signature for the brave soldiers of the Surgical Strikes and also saw the exhibition put up by the Indian Army, an official release said.

The chief minister said that his government has worked to increase the compensation amount from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 10 lakh for the martyr jawans. Their kin are also being given land to build house and job on compensation ground, he said.

Stating that in 2016, the brave soldiers of India entered Pakistan and demolished the bases of the terrorists, Das said Jharkhand has given the country many heroic soldiers and is the land of Albert Ekka and Birsa Munda.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.