IEP Chandigarh, October 17
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan today took a unique initiative and honored the farmers of different districts of the state during a simple but impressive function at the Vidhan Sabha for not burning wheat and paddy stubble from past several years . On this occasion, farmers who are sowing direct paddy were also honoured.
In this ceremony, 18 farmers from Faridkot, 13 from Moga, 10 from Sangrur, one from Rupnagar ,10 from Gurdaspur, 7 from Ludhiana and Barnala were honored. Addressing the farmers on this occasion, Mr. Sandhwan said that he himself is feeling privileged by honoring the farmers who are farming by following the path shown by the Gurus because these farmers are doing a great effort for the society. He said that this is the first kind of event in the Vidhan Sabha, in which people got an opportunity to sit together and discuss the ideas for the protection of environment . On this occasion, he also appealed to the Punjab government to provide maximum help to the farmers for doing environment-friendly farming.
While addressing the farmers Environment Minister Mr. Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayar, fully appreciated this unique initiative of the Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha and expressed hope that this program will serve as a guide for the farmers of Punjab. He said that the Punjab government is trying very seriously to solve the paddy straw problem and efforts are being made at all levels but, is not possible without the cooperation of farmers. He urged the farmers to plant more trees to protect the environment.
On this occasion, around 100 farmers were awarded certificates by Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhawan, Environment Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayar and Chairman of Privileges Committee of the Vidhan Sabha ,Kulwant Singh Pandori. On this occasion, President of Bhai Ghanaia Cancer Prevention Society Faridkot Gurpreet Singh Chandbaja, Baba Gurmeet Singh Khosa Kotla, Manpreet Singh Mani Dhaliwal PRO, Chief Agriculture Officer Faridkot Karanjit Singh, Yadwinder Singh ADO, eminent entrepreneur Mintu Dhurkot Ransih were also present.