Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


Ludhiana-Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday recalled the stellar position performed by the Punjabis achieve the liberty of the nation after which carving out the trendy day Indian republic by preserving its unity, integrity and sovereignty by means of numerous sacrifices.

Addressing the gathering after unfurling the nationwide Tricolour in a operate right here to mark seventy fifth Republic Day, the Chief Minister stated at the present time assumes “a lot of significance for us because Punjabis had brought it after enormous sacrifices”.

He stated throughout the pre-Independence interval, many January 26 had handed however nobody was allowed to unfurl the nationwide flag. “Now only we have the right to celebrate this day but it is unfortunate that the tableau of state was deliberately kept out of the Republic Day parade (In Delhi).”

The Chief Minister stated it’s stunning how nationwide festivals may be celebrated with out Punjab, including those that had intentionally saved Punjab’s tableau out of the parade should inform what’s unsuitable in them. He stated the wealthy tradition and heritage of the state has been duly showcased within the tableaus made by the state authorities as a result of “we can’t compromise with the pride of the state”.

Mann stated the “mockery” of the supreme sacrifices made by the Punjabis, by the Union authorities, is insupportable and unwarranted attributable to which the state has vehemently raised this situation.

The Chief Minister stated the Union authorities has “insulted” the nice martyrs, together with Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru, Shaheed Sukhdev, Lala Lajpat Rai, Shaheed Udham Singh, Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, Mai Bhago, Ghadri Baabe and others, by rejecting the tableau of the state.

He stated that the Union authorities has “belittled” their contribution and sacrifice of those heroes by not together with their tableaus within the Republic Day parade. Mann stated this can’t be tolerated as it’s the grave insult of those nice patriots and nationwide leaders including that the state authorities has now duly showcased this immense contribution in tableaus throughout the state.

The Chief Minister stated the federal government has determined to call the upcoming worldwide airport at Indian Air Force Station Halwara in Ludhiana as Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Airport. He stated attributable to strenuous efforts of the federal government, the Mohali worldwide airport has already been named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh, including naming of the Halwara airport after Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha can be a humble tribute to the martyr.

He stated naming the airports, universities and different establishments within the identify of those iconic martyrs is essential to perpetuate their superb legacy.

Striking an emotional word with the folks, the Chief Minister urged them to finish gender discrimination amongst girls and boys. He stated that is the necessity of hour to provide wings to the women for excelling in every discipline thereby enabling them to script new success tales.

Mann stated the women of the state are very courageous they usually can obtain any aim if they’re given an opportunity.

The Chief Minister stated Punjab produces 182 lakh metric ton paddy by over exploiting its solely out there pure assets when it comes to water and fertile soil. He stated then solely the nation has been made self-reliant when it comes to meals manufacturing attributable to which it has emerged as a powerful nation throughout the globe.

However, Mann stated conspiracies are being hatched to deprive the farmers of the state from the minimal assist value (MSP), which is discriminatory and pathetic.

However, the Chief Minister stated Punjab was a frontrunner and can at all times proceed to be that as Punjabis have been blessed with indomitable spirit of arduous work and resilience.

He stated the state is performing its responsibility meticulously and zealously to make sure that Punjab leads the nation in each sphere. Mann stated he isn’t nervous for the following elections however he’s working for the welfare of the following technology attributable to which a number of path-breaking initiatives have been taken.

The Chief Minister stated the federal government is making concerted efforts for the welfare of the youth. The focus of his authorities is to make sure that youth turn into job givers as an alternative of job seekers.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inspected the parade led by parade commander Akarshi Jain. He additionally took a salute from a formidable march previous by contingents of Punjab Police, Punjab Home Guards, Punjab Armed Police, NCC ladies and boys, Bharat Scouts and Guides, moreover the Punjab Police Brass band.

On the event, college students of native colleges offered a vibrant selection programme.

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