Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Thursday said that life and philosophy of Shaheed Bhagat Singh will ever inspire youth to serve the country selflessly. The Chief Minister, while addressing the gathering during Ek Sham Shaheedan de Naam here today, said that numerous sacrifices were made for emancipating the country from the foreign imperialism. He said that we have done nothing for the country as compared to these legends. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that Britishers didn’t loot India as much as the Indian rulers did in post freedom period.
The Chief Minister said that now the things are being streamlined and efforts are being made to make the state a front runner one in the country. He said that 18 months since he has assumed the charge of office his government is making strenuous efforts for putting the state back on track of growth. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that all of us should exercise our franchise wisely as the onus of building the country lies on our shoulders.
The Chief Minister said that Shaheed Bhagat Singh sacrificed his life at the altar of motherland in a very young age. He said that supreme sacrifice made by him has inspired millions of youth to lay down their lives for the sake of freedom of the country. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that all the youth must take inspiration from the great martyr to do selfless service of the nation.
The Chief Minister called upon youth to follow the footsteps of the great national heroes to serve the country. He said that such functions must be held across the nook and corner of the state to perpetuate the legacy of martyrs. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that his country is making every effort for realising the dream of the martyrs, who laid their life for sake of motherland.
The Chief Minister said that the great Sikh Gurus have taught us to fight against tyranny, injustice and oppression. He said that this needs to be perpetuated amongst our coming generations so as to restore the pristine glory of the state. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that Punjab inherits a glorious legacy adding that our youth must be keep abreast of it.
The Chief Minister also said that the state government is opening eight hi-tech centres for imparting training to the students for competitive exams. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that these centres will provide quality training to youth for clearing the UPSC exams and sit on coveted positions in state and country. He said that the target of the state government is to ensure that youth sit in high offices and serve the country.
Making a scathing attack on the opposition parties, the Chief Minister said that those who were living in palatial houses during their heydays of power have been ousted from the political scene of the state. He said that the state has witnessed the dawn of a new era as these people who were considered invincible have been shown the door by the people. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that due to this a change has been witnessed in Punjab and for the first time people centric decisions have acquired centre-stage in the process of governance.
Punjab Govt to resolve all issues of farmers linked with phagwara sugar mill soon, says Minister
Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government would resolve all the issues of farmers related with Golden Sandhar Mill Ltd, Phagwara at the earliest, assured Gurmeet Singh Khudian, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Punjab.
Gurmeet Singh Khudian along with Punjab Sugarfed Chairman Mr. Navdeep Singh Jeeda, Director Agriculture Jaswant Singh and Kapurthala district authorities held a meeting with cane farmers from Doaba region led by Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba) President Manjit Singh Rai here at Kheti Bhawan.
Responding to the concerns raised by the cane farmers, the Agriculture Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala Captain Karnail Singh to expedite the process of attaching the properties of defaulter owners of the sugar mill, besides, taking all possible steps to ensure that farmers interests won’t get hampered as welfare of the state farmers is the top priority for Chief Minister S Bhagwant Singh Mann led Government.
He also asked the Kapurthala district authorities to make it sure that all the pending dues of the cane farmers should also be cleared in a time bound manner.
Reiterating that the Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government would not allow the farmers to suffer at the hands of defaulter mill owners, the Agriculture Minister said the the state government stood firmly with its farmers and strict action will be initiated against the defaulter mill owners, who are trying to escape from their responsibility of paying dues to the tune of Rs 40.72 crore to cane farmers.